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Snake Bytes 4/14: Good Enough

The Diamondbacks ran their streak of consecutive regular season wins against the Dodgers to 10 games on Friday, despite a bit of a late-inning scare.

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona 8, Los Angeles 7

The Diamondbacks gave themselves a comfortable 7-2 lead by the time 6 12 innings had been played. The Dodgers then responded in the bottom of the seventh with three runs to close the gap a bit. Nick Ahmed responded with a home run in the eighth to provide what turned out to be a much-needed insurance run. With one out in the eighth, Archie Bradley induced what should have been an inning-ending double play off the bat of Chase Utley. Instead, the ball hit second base and caromed into shallow left, allowing two more runs to score. Then Paul Goldschmidt took the time to give Archie Bradley some encouragement. Bradley retired the next two and Brad Boxberger continued to perform well, nailing down the save in the ninth.

Diamondbacks Extend Winning Streak Against Dodgers to 10

Despite some tense moments in the later innings, the Diamondbacks continued their regular-season success against their division rivals, extending their early-season lead over the Dodgers to 5.5 games.

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