Dodgers Highlights: Mookie Betts, Chris Taylor Lead Offense Vs. Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind for a second consecutive game and defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4, on the eve of a rare doubleheader at Dodger Stadium.

Tony Gonsolin provided needed length by completing six innings with just two runs allowed. One of those came on a Christian Walker leadoff home run in the third, and the other when the Dodgers had shaky moments in the the field during the fourth.

Gonsolin threw a career-high 92 pitches and finished with a season-best seven strikeouts. It also marked his second time this year with six innings.

His effort bought the Dodgers time to cut into their deficit against Madison Bumgarner. After Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner reached to start the bottom of the fourth inning, L.A. capitalized on their opportunity in the fifth.

Chris Taylor led off with a double and Austin Barnes drew a walk to set the table for Mookie Betts. His hard-hit line drive into center field skipped under Alex Thomas’ glove and rolled to the wall for a two-base error that also allowed two runs to score.

Freeman broke the tie with an RBI double to left field, prompting fans at Dodger Stadium to again chant his name.

The Dodgers then created some separation against the Diamondbacks’ bullpen behind Chris Taylor’s two-run home run to the opposite field in the sixth inning.

Dodgers bullpen shuts door

Caleb Ferguson was activated off the 10-day injured list Monday afternoon and proceeded to turn in a scoreless inning out of the bullpen. The appearance was Ferguson’s first with the Dodgers since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2020.

Daniel Hudson had a bounce-back effort in the eighth and Craig Kimbrel converted his sixth save of the season. Though, Kimbrel surrendered a two-run home run to David Peralta before finishing out the win.

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