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Daniel Hudson single-handedly beat the Dodgers today.
Daniel Hudson single-handedly beat the Dodgers today.

Daniel Hudson beat the Dodgers in just about every way possible, sending the Dodgers to a 4-1 loss to the Diamondbacks in the series finale at Chase Field. Not only did he pitch a complete game, but he also homered and delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to put the game away.

Ted Lilly at times today looked better than he had all season. He allowed two solo home runs through six innings, but also walked none and struck out a season-high nine. But after a Chris Young leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh, a pair of runner-advancing outs by Arizona were each followed by an intentional walk, loading the bases for Hudson.

Hudson came into the game with four hits in six at-bats with the bases loaded, and his numbers went up after singling in the hole between shortstop and third base off reliever Blake Hawksworth, plating two runs.

The Dodgers' lone run today scored on a wild pitch.

Notes

  • Lilly on the season has allowed 21 home runs and 21 stolen bases. He is the first Dodger to allow 20 homers and 20 steals since Jeff Weaver in 2005, and this is the 20th 20/20 season in Dodgers history.
  • The last pitcher to hit a home run against the Dodgers was Bronson Arroyo, who took John Ely deep on June 17, 2010 in Cincinnati. Arroyo was also the last pitcher to collect three RBI against the Dodgers.
  • James Loney snapped an 0-for-15 skid with a seventh-inning single. The line drive was nearly caught by Stephen Drew, and with Matt Kemp running would have meant an easy double play, but the Dodgers caught a break and later cashed in a run that inning.
  • Andre Ethier was 0-for-12 in the series.
  • Justin Upton was 0-for-11 in the series.
  • The Dodgers head to San Francisco tonight, and open a three-game series with the Giants Monday night. Chad Billingsley faces Ryan Vogelsong in the opener.

WP - Daniel Hudson (10-5): 9 IP, 5 hits, 1 run, 3 strikeouts

LP - Ted Lilly (6-10): 6 2/3 IP, 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 (intentional) walks, 9 strikeouts

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