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Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

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Jake Lamb’s grand-slam gave Arizona the opening game against Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Sorry this isn’t up immediately, but after the last time Fernando Rodney tried to close a three-run lead against the Dodgers, I decided not to tempt the baseball gods by starting until the final out was recorded. There was no such drama in the ninth here, despite a lead-off walk. Rodney got the Puig swinging as the D-backs became the first team other than the Braves to beat the Dodgers since July 2.

The early signs were not promising, as the Dodgers scored two runs off Zack Godley in the fourth. Chris Ianetta got one back with his 9th home-run, and although Los Angeles restored their lead with another in the sixth, Jake Lamb hit his 24th in the bottom half, to make it 3-2. Godley went 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and a walk with five K’s, but it was David Hernandez who got the W, recording the last out in the seventh.

For in the bottom half, the Dodgers issued an intentional walk to A.J. Pollock, loading the bases with two outs so their left-hander could pitch to Jake Lamb. He responded with his 25th home-run, a grand-slam off the foul-pole in right. Archie Bradley and Rodney completed the game, and with the Rockies losing, the D-backs are back in the first wild-card spot.