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Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 8

The climb up Mt. Elimination begins Monday

Divisional Round - Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The game certainly started better than last night, with Paul Goldschmidt tagging Rich Hill for a two-run shot in the first inning, to give the Diamondbacks an early lead. However, Robbie Ray was not the Robbie Ray we needed, with walks and wild pitches allowing the Dodgers first to tie the game, and then take the lead. Ray ended up lasting only 4.1 innings, and allowing four runs on four hits and four walks, with six strikeouts. A bad outing by Jimmie Sherfy, who failed to retire any of the three batters he faced, then allowed the Dodgers to score three more runs in the fifth, for a 7-2 lead.

As last night, the D-backs weren’t quite done. Brandon Drury came off the bench to crank a three-run homer in the seventh inning to pull within two runs. But a Ketel Marte error gave Los Angeles a valuable insurance run, and Kenley Jansen worked a five-out save, to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead as the series shifts to Phoenix on Monday. Jake Lamb had a pair of hits for the D-backs, and Goldschmidt a walk in addition to his home-run.