The Dodgers took the lead in the first inning, a triple scoring on a sac fly. However, Arizona responded immediately, and perhaps inevitably, it was Jean Segura with another lead-off home-run, giving him seventeen long balls in total for the year. The game then stayed tied until the top of the fourth, when Los Angeles took the lead on another passed ball from Welington Castillo. Shelby Miller, perhaps wanting to salve his catcher's conscience followed up by allowing a two-run homer, that made the score 4-1 to the Dodgers. Miller ended up throwing 5.1 innings, and was charged with four earned runs on seven hits, with two walks and two K's. His ERA did drop... From 7.12 to 7.10.
Castillo made it a two-run game in the bottom of the fourth, with his fourteenth homer, but that was all the D-backs offense could muster to cheer a sizeable crowd of over 38,000, on David Peralta bobblehead night. Steve Hathaway was charged with a run in the seventh, and another run was conceded on a Silvino Bracho wild pitch in the top of the ninth. Segura had two of the Diamondbacks six hits, but the offensive surge of the Colorado series seemed like a distant memory; for the second consecutive night, Arizona couldn't score a run off a hit in scoring position, and had 15 K's.
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