The Dodgers went 6-4 on the trip, which, considering how they’ve struggled on the road, is great progress. They actually picked up a game in the standings during the 10-game stretch, returning home 2½ games ahead of the
Now they get their first off day since June 11, before opening a 10-game homestand Friday against the
The Dodgers took two of the three games against the Diamondbacks in Arizona and have won nine of their last 10 meetings.
They jumped to a 4-0 lead, which seemed more than enough for left-hander
Anderson (5-4) is their groundball specialist, though in the last two games he has struck out 17 in 14 innings. He entered Wednesday's game leading the majors in groundball percentage (68.7).
He went seven innings against the Diamondbacks, giving up one run on a solo homer by
The Dodgers scored three times against Ray in the third inning. A.J. Ellis and Hernandez doubled to score one. A Kendrick single scored Hernandez and a
The Dodgers' offense pretty much shut down after the third inning, but Anderson and the bullpen were just able to hold Arizona in check.
The Diamondbacks scored once off Yimi Garcia in the bottom of the eighth. A.J. Pollock singled and took third on a Yasmany Tomas hit. Hill drove in his second run with a sacrifice fly. Adam Liberatore came on to get Wellington Castillo to fly to right for the third out.
Kenley Jansen picked up his 13th save, but not before giving up a solo home run to David Peralta in the ninth.