Howie Kendrick had four hits, including the go-ahead home run against David Hernandez in the 10th inning, and Yasmani Grandal drove in four runs on the night leading the Dodgers to a come-from-behind 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix.
After the home run by Kendrick gave the Dodgers the lead, Adrian Gonzalez walked and Yasiel Puig singled, then both scored on a double to left field by Grandal, who also homered earlier in the game.
Kenley Jansen got the final three outs for his 12th save, but he walked David Peralta with two outs for his first walk of the season. That walk became a run thanks to Paul Goldschmidt, who doubled home Peralta to cut the Dodgers' lead to 6-4 and bring the tying run to the plate.
Jansen struck out Yasmany Tomas looking on three pitches to end the game.
Down 3-2 in the seventh, Jimmy Rollins walked to open the inning, advanced to second on a single by Joc Pederson, then scored the tying run on a single by Kendrick.
Kendrick and Pederson combined to go 6-for-10 at the top of the order, but neither scored until Kendrick in the 10th. Justin Turner and Gonzalez, hitting third and fourth respectively, combined to go 0-for-9 with a walk.
The Dodgers did have a pair of doubles, by Kendrick with one out in the first and by Puig to lead off the fourth inning. But both were stranded.
Third time was a charm for Rubby De La Rosa against the Dodgers, as the right-hander struck out seven in his 5⅔ innings, allowing just two runs after getting tagged for 14 runs and four home runs in 10 innings in two starts earlier this season in Los Angeles.
Kendrick is 12-for-21 (.571) in his last five games, which coincides with his move to the second spot in the batting order.
For Jansen, he started his season with 27 strikeouts before his first walk, eight shy of the major league record of 35, set by Adam Wainwright in 2013.
One night after imploding as a group, the Dodgers bullpen allowed one run in five innings on Tuesday, with five strikeouts.
Five for Frias
Carlos Frias labored through five innings, allowing seven hits and three walks for a second straight start. Only this time he only struck out one, and allowed three runs, including a two-run home run by Nick Ahmed in the fourth inning that put the Diamondbacks ahead.
It was a rough end to a rough month for Frias, who put up a 4.50 ERA in six starts, with 18 strikeouts and 14 walks in 34 innings. His strikeout rate for the month was just 11.9 percent, after striking out 14.3 percent of his batters faced through June. His walk rate also increased from 6.5 percent through May to 9.3 percent in June.
Grandal told Alanna Rizzo on the SportsNet LA television broadcast after the game that Frias is dealing with lower back tightness.
Select company for Grandal
Grandal hit a two-run home run in the second inning, giving the Dodgers the lead. It was the seventh home run of June for Grandal, making him the first Dodgers catcher with at least seven home runs and 13 walks in a single month since Mike Piazza in August 1997.
The 7/13 combo doesn't really signify anything; it just happens to be the numbers accrued by Grandal this month. Still, there have only been seven such months by a Dodgers catcher dating back to 1914.
Some of these months are a little askew. For instance, Grandal walked twice as a pinch-hitter in June, and Joe Ferguson hit three off his seven home runs in May 1973 as an outfielder. But in both cases, the vast majority of time during the month came behind the plate (96 of 125 plate appearances for Ferguson, 93 of 97 PA for Grandal), with the requisite wear and tear of the position.
Brett Anderson starts the series finale for the Dodgers on Wednesday night, with left-hander Robbie Ray on the mound for the Diamondbacks.
Home runs: Yasmani Grandal (12), Howie Kendrick (7); Nick Ahmed (6)
WP - Joel Peralta (2-1): 3 up, 3 down
LP - David Hernandez (0-1): ⅔ IP, 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
Sv - Kenley Jansen (12): 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts