Carson Kelly hit a two-run homer, Christian Walker added a two-run double, and the Arizona Diamondbacks scored a rare win over the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-2 win on Thursday night.
The Diamondbacks lost seven games to the Dodgers and won a third time in a total of 21 games.
Arizona starter Madison Bumgarner fought his way through five decent innings, abandoning two runs on consecutive homers from Corey Seager and AJ Pollock. The veteran left-hander gave up seven hits and two walks while scoring two hits.
Diamondbacks rookie Daulton Varsho kicked off the starting gun when his triple hit Nick Ahmed and finished 3-2 in the sixth. Kelly followed with a towering homer in the center left, increasing the lead to 5-2.
Arizona rookie Riley Smith (1-0) took his first career win after throwing 3 1/3 innings with goalless relief. Travis Bergen got two outs for his first save career.
Dodger's starting pitcher Dustin May was drawn after just one inning after being hit in the left foot by a sharp grounder.
Josh Rojas, the leader of Diamondbacks, knocked the hard-hit ball off May's foot and reached for a single one. May hobbled for a minute but stayed in the game, ending a goalless inning. He warmed up for a second time when manager Dave Roberts decided to take him out of the game.
The Dodgers called the injury a bruise. It was the second time May had a tough game at Chase Field: last season he was hit in the head by a line drive and had to leave the game.
Tony Gonsolin (0-1) took the loss and gave up three runs over five innings.
Los Angeles took a 2-0 lead in the third game after Seager and Pollock went deep. The diamondbacks came right back to the bottom of the inning when Walker's split double – which rolled right under the outstretched glove of third baseman Max Muncy – scored the 2-all result.
Will Smith had four hits for the Dodgers, including three singles and one doubles.
MOOKIE AT 2B
Dodgers star Mookie Betts started second base for the first time since 2014 and played a flawless game. Betts started 14 games as a rookie with the Boston Red Sox. Roberts said the team wanted to get Betts a couple of innings on the second base in case the playoffs encounter a late inning situation where the versatility of the position was important.
Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler was placed on the 10-day IL because of a persistent blister on the index finger of his right hand. He was replaced on the squad by RHP Joe Kelly, who missed the last 27 games with a right shoulder infection. Kelly will serve a five-game suspension received for throwing near Houston's Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa.
D-BACKS PART WITH LAMB
The Diamondbacks announced ahead of Thursday's game that former All-Star infielder Jake Lamb was earmarked for the field. The 29-year-old was an NL All-Star in 2017 when he had career highs of 30 homers and 105 RBIs. But he's struggled a lot over the past three years and should become a free agent in the off-season.
Dodgers: Los Angeles has a rare Friday off before the Houston Astros takes place on Saturday. The Dodgers will send LHP Julio Urias (3-0, 3.86 ERA) up the hill.
Diamondbacks: LHP Caleb Smith (0-0, 3.00) starts Friday for the first time for the Diamondbacks against the Seattle Mariners. Smith was acquired by the Marlins in a trade on August 31st as part of a deal for outfielder Starling Marte.