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Diamondbacks 8, Dodgers 6: Deflation

The Dodgers are 9-21 against the National League West this season, including 5-13 at home.


Ronald Belisario and Brandon League allowed five hits, two walks and four runs in the 12th inning, sending the Dodgers to an 8-6 loss to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Down four in the bottom of the frame the Dodgers scored two runs and managed to get the tying runs on base against Heath Bell, but it was to no avail.

The Dodgers have not beaten the Diamondbacks in a series at Dodger Stadium Since Oct. 1-3, 2010. Since then the Dodgers are 7-17 at home against Arizona and have been outscored 109-72 during that span.

Belisario in five appearances in June has has faced 25 hitters, and 13 have reached base, for a .520 on-base percentage.

Hyun-jin Ryu gave up a season-high 11 hits but managed to last threw six innings for the 12th time in 13 starts this season. By allowing three runs, Ryu notched his 10th quality start of the season as well.

The Dodgers consolidated their offense into one big inning against Patrick Corbin, pushing across four runs on six hits in the fifth inning. Corbin came into the night at 9-0 with a 1.98 ERA and had given up four runs in a game only twice all season. Wednesday marked the first time all season Corbin allowed three runs in an inning, let alone four.

Chris Withrow made his debut by getting asked to protect a 4-3 lead in the seventh inning. He retired the first two batters he faced, two by strikeout, but then allowed an 80-foot infield hit by Paul Goldschmidt, a line drive single by Cody Ross, and a bloop single by lefty Miguel Montero to tie the game at 4-4. After a walk to load the bases, Paco Rodriguez entered to face a different lefty, Didi Gregorius, to end the inning.

The homestand that began 4-1 ended 5-5.


  • Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts, and dating back to June 6 has retired his last 14 batters faced, including eight by strikeout.
  • Ramon Hernandez stole a base on Wedensday, his first steal since June 2, 2009, when he was with the Reds.
  • Hernandez has nine stolen bases in his career, never more than one in any season (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, Wednesday).
  • The Dodgers have three stolen bases in their last 20 games, dating back to May 31. Those steals were by Hernandez, Juan Uribe, and Mark Ellis.
  • Ryu tripled in the fifth inning, the first triple by a Dodgers pitcher since Jeff Weaver on Sept. 5, 2004.
  • Yasiel Puig, suffering from a strained right shoulder, didn't start the game but entered in the 12th inning and singled in his only at-bat. He is hitting .486/.514/.886 through 10 games.
  • Had one of the three runners left on base by Withrow in the seventh inning been allowed to score, he might have been in line for the loss in his major league debut. The only Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher to take the loss in his major league debut remains Jose Antonio Nunez, on Apr. 3, 2001.
  • Five players have had four hits in a game against the Dodgers this season, three of them Diamondbacks. Two of them came Wednesday, as Cody Ross went 4-for-7 and Miguel Montero went 4-for-6.
  • A.J. Ellis went 0-for-3 as the designated hitter on Wednesday night in his second minor league rehab game with Class-A Ranch Cucamonga. Ellis is expected to be activated Friday in Pittsburgh.
  • In their 20 games in 20 days, the Dodgers finished 9-11.

Up next

The Dodgers are off Thursday, but open a nine-game road trip on Friday in Pittsburgh. Stephen Fife starts the opener of the three-game series against the Pirates, opposed on the mound by A.J. Burnett.

Wednesday particulars

Home runs: Ramon Hernandez (3)

WP - Josh Collmenter (3-0): 2 IP, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts

LP - Ronald Belisario (3-5): ⅔ IP, 3 hit, 3 runs, 2 walks