Clayton Kershaw pitched seven strong innings, Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run, Hanley Ramirez doubled and Adrian Gonzalez drove in a run and reached base twice as the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks for the ninth time in 12 tries in 2014.
Notes on a few injured Dodgers in various stages of rehabilitation. Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is getting simulated at-bats in Arizona, while Juan Uribe is getting closer to starting a rehab assignment.
Hanley Ramirez, limited to one pinch hitting appearance in the last two days with irritation in the A-C- joint of his right shoulder, is back in the starting lineup for the Dodgers on Friday against the Diamondbacks.
The Dodgers activated catcher A.J. Ellis from the disabled list, after he missed 17 games with a sprained right ankle, before their three-game weekend series against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.
Clayton Kershaw, Dan Haren and Josh Beckett take the mound for the Dodgers this weekend against Arizona. The Dodgers have won eight of 11 meetings with the Diamondbacks in 2014, including 2-1 at Dodger Stadium.