Offense Stays Quiet And Relievers Lose Control As Dodgers Suffer 2nd Consecutive Loss To Diamondbacks
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks did not have much time to rest after their 15-inning marathon on Monday night, as they were back at it again at Chase Field on Tuesday.

Clayton Kershaw made his second start of the season for the Dodgers, and Arizona touched him up for a couple runs early on solo home runs by Daniel Descalso and David Peralta.

Los Angeles was never able to recover from that early deficit, as they wound up being defeated by the Diamondbacks for the second straight day, 6-1.

The Dodgers did get on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning as Austin Barnes doubled down the left-field line and then later scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Taylor.

Their next scoring opportunity didn’t come until the top of the sixth inning though when Yasiel Puig hit a ground-rule double with one out. Puig advanced to third on a groundout by Cody Bellinger but was left there when Matt Kemp struck out to end the inning.

The Dodgers offense was not able to manage anything else off of Godley, as he threw seven innings of one-run ball, giving up just four hits while striking out three and walking one.

Other than the two home runs allowed, Kershaw was pretty dominant in his six innings of work. He gave up four hits and two runs while striking out six and walking one.

Scott Alexander came into the game in relief of Kershaw in the seventh, immediately working himself into trouble by giving up back-to-back singles to begin the inning. He then walked pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, who was sent up as a pinch hitter to get a bunt down, to load up the bases.

He got Peralta to strike out looking but then walked in a run before being relieved by Pedro Baez, who was not able to put out the fire either. Baez walked the first two hitters he faced, extending the deficit to 5-1 before getting the final two hitters to get out of the inning.

Arizona tacked on another run in the eighth on a home run off reliever Zach Neal, who was just called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City earlier in the day. The Dodgers were not able to rally in the ninth, leading to the 6-1 loss.