It wasn't fair. Not even a little. Not even with the usual belated comeback.
The Dodgers completed their three-game series sweep Sunday of a bad
The Dodgers are now 5-0 against the Diamondbacks on the young season, and there has definitely been a pattern. The Dodgers jumped out to leads of 6-0, 5-0 ad 5-0 in the three games of the weekend series, after leading 3-0 and 7-0 in their first two meetings in Australia.
The Diamondbacks again scored late, making the game appear closer than it was.
Running, of course, is what Gordon has always done extremely well. But never before had he stolen four bases in a single game. Two came following walks and the last when reliever
Gordon is also leading the Dodgers in hitting with a .400 average.
Haren (2-0) had allowed only one earned run and one walk in the 12 innings of his first two starts, but at no time seemed really on his control game Sunday. It took him 32 pitches just to get out of the first, going to a full count on five batters.
The homers by Kemp and Gonzalez off beleaguered starter
Aided by a walk and an Arizona error, the Dodgers scored two more in the fifth inning before Uribe's first home run of the season in the seventh gave the Dodgers an 8-3 lead.
Considering how Haren was struggling -- giving up nine hits and throwing 110 pitches in 5 2/3 innings -- the lead seemed safe enough.
The Dodgers are off Monday before heading to San Francisco, though they may have to drag Gonzalez out of Phoenix.
In the three Arizona games, Gonzalez went seven for 13, with three home runs and 10 RBIs. He has a nine-game hitting streak, has an extra-base hit in eight consecutive games and has homered in four straight -- the latter two numbers are each one shy of a club record.