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Snake Bytes 8/30: Goldy Supports Godley

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Paul Goldschmidt singled and scored in the first inning and joined A.J. Pollock in the home run column in support of Zack Godley as the Diamondbacks bested the Dodgers and ran their winning streak to five games.

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Los Angeles 6, Arizona 7

Zack Godley made a five-run bottom of the first inning stand up, allowing only four runs across six innings to the potent Los Angeles Dodgers’ offense. Paul Goldschmidt added a much-needed insurance run with a home run in the fifth inning, allowing the Diamondbacks to escape hiccups by Archie Bradley and Fernando Rodney.

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