Ray blanks Dodgers through 7, Diamondbacks win 6-5
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb watches the flight of his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
PHOENIX (AP) Robbie Ray pitched seven scoreless innings, Jake Lamb hit his 21st home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat Los Angeles 6-5 on Sunday to take two of three from the Dodgers.
Los Angeles had runners at first and third with one out in the ninth when rookie Jake Barrett struck out Yasiel Puig and Chris Taylor to earn his second save.
Ray (5-8) gave up four hits, struck out seven, walked two and hit two batters. The left-hander worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the second inning and left with a 6-0 lead.
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Lamb hit a solo homer and singled in a run off Kenta Maeda (8-7), tagged for a season-worst five runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings starts.
Justin Turner had a two-run home run in the eighth and a two-run single to make it a one-run game in the ninth. Corey Seager had three doubles, one knocking in a run in the ninth.
With the homer, Lamb hit for the cycle in four consecutive at-bats over two games – a triple and double Saturday night, a single and homer on Sunday.
Arizona won two in a row at home for the first time since June 12-13.
The Diamondbacks jumped on Maeda for three runs in the first. Lamb drove in one with a single and Brandon Drury doubled in the other two.
Dale Scott was out of the umpire lineup after being hit in the mask by a foul ball and leaving the game in the first inning on Saturday. Stu Scheurwater was called up from minors to take his place.
Arizona's Mike Freeman made his major league debut after 3,149 plate appearances in the minors. The 28-year-old utility player, who was in his seventh minor league season before his contract was selected by the Diamondbacks from Triple-A Reno, was in the lineup in right field. He struck out three times and walked.
Dodgers: Manager Dave Roberts said the team will wait a few days to see how LHP Clayton Kershaw (mild disc herniation) responds to his Saturday activity before determining the next step for the Dodger ace. He threw 60 pitches to live batters in Los Angeles. … CF Joc Peterson singled twice and walked twice in his second consecutive rehab game for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday. He was to make one more rehab start and rejoin the Dodgers in Washington on Tuesday.
Diamondbacks: OF David Peralta (lower back strain) was to make his first rehab appearance for Double-A Mobile at Chattanooga on Sunday. … INF Chris Owings (plantar fasciitis in left foot) was 3 for 4 for Reno in his first rehab game Saturday. He tripled and scored a run.
Dodgers: Los Angeles has Monday off before opening a three-game series at Washington. LHP Scott Kazmir (7-3, 4.52 ERA) will start for the Dodgers against a pitcher yet to be named.
Diamondbacks: Arizona has Monday off then plays a two-game interleague home series against Toronto. RHP Zack Godley (2-0, 5.28 ERA) will be recalled from Reno to make the start for Arizona on Tuesday night. RHP Aaron Sanchez (9-1, 2.97) starts for the Blue Jays.