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Snake Btyes 8/12: Leaking Out Runs

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Mike Leake did not inspire confidence while Ryu continues his coronation to the Cy Young.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Dodgers 9, Diamondbacks 3

Not getting swept was the most realistic scenario coming into Dodger Stadium. The D-backs did manage that. Mike Leake is a hit giving up machine during his first two starts with Arizona. This time the hits turned into 8 runs in 5 innings. It is Rockies, Giants, Rockies again before the Milwaukee series. Still in it of course, but not with pitching like this on display.

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