Homer-happy D-backs beat Dodgers on Descalo’s 12th-inning blast

LOS ANGELES — David Descalso hit a tiebreaking, pinch-hit three-run homer in the 12th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Tuesday night.

Yimi Garcia (0-1) served up the shot to right field with two outs after pinch-hitter Alex Avila singled and Paul Goldschmidt walked.

The NL West leaders won their third in a row after blowing two- and three-run leads earlier in the game.

A.J. Pollock and John Ryan Murphy hit two-run homers and Chris Owings added a solo shot for Arizona.

Pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez homered on his first pitch from Brad Boxberger to tie it 5-all in the ninth.

The Dodgers stranded three runners in the 10th and two more in the 11th to lose their third in a row.

Yasmani Grandal walked leading off the 10th and Cody Bellinger reached on an infield single to shortstop that narrowly eluded the outstretched glove of pitcher Andrew Chafin. Joc Pederson was intentionally walked to the load the bases, but Yoshihisa Hirano struck out pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer and Chase Utley to end the inning.

Matt Kemp had another chance in the 10th, but he flied out to the warning track in center with the potential go-ahead runs on.

T.J. McFarland (2-1) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of relief.

The D-backs jumped on Rich Hill in the first inning. Pollock stroked a two-run homer with two outs that scored Paul Goldschmidt, who trailed 0-2 in the count before Hill threw four straight balls to walk him.

Owings’ homer leading off the third kept Arizona ahead 3-1.

Murphy added two more runs on his first-pitch homer in the fourth that made it 5-2.

Hill came off the disabled list earlier Tuesday to start for the Dodgers after not having pitched since April 14 because of an inflamed middle finger on his left hand.

He gave up five runs and seven hits in four innings, struck out five and walked two. Hill’s balk in the third allowed a runner to take second.

The Dodgers scored four of their five runs with two outs.

Kemp had an RBI single in the first, Grandal added a homer in the third, and they closed to 5-4 in the fifth on Grandal’s RBI single and Bellinger’s RBI double.

Kemp, who went 3 for 5, doubled into the right field corner in the eighth to put the tying run on. But Joc Pederson grounded out and Max Muncy flied out to center to end the inning.

Arizona starter Zack Godley allowed four runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out four and walked four in his fourth start against the Dodgers this season.

Arizona’s Steven Souza Jr. was heavily booed in the fifth when he took Muncy’s legs out with a hard slide into third base. Souza was tagged out and he got up and checked on the prone Muncy. Souza started to walk away before pointing and yelling in the direction of the Dodgers’ bench, apparently in response to something he heard. He had to be restrained by third base coach Tony Perezchica.

The D-backs improved to 18-1 when scoring four or more runs, which leads the majors in that category. They’ve won 13 in a row when scoring that many runs or more.


Diamondbacks RHP Braden Shipley (right elbow inflammation) went on the 10-day DL Monday. He experienced a problem on Sunday and an MRI confirmed the diagnosis. He received an injection on Monday and won’t throw for a couple days. … RHP Randall Delgado (left oblique strain) felt good after throwing to 60 feet. … INF Jake Lamb (left AC joint sprain) hit and threw and will incorporate more activity on Wednesday. … RHP Shelby Miller (Tommy John surgery) tossed a 33-pitch bullpen session and is set an extended spring training game Friday.


Arizona’s Patrick Corbin (4-0, 2.15 ERA) starts on Wednesday against Alex Wood (0-3, 3.83) in a match-up of lefties. Corbin’s wins are tied for second in the National League behind Washington’s Max Scherzer.