Ah, there it is. Offense, honest to goodness offense. The explosive kind that doesn’t just center on
The Dodgers pounded out 16 hits -- including the first home run of the season by
The Dodgers had dropped the first two games of the series, getting shut out on two hits Saturday.
But Sunday every position player had at least one hit. Pederson and Guerrero had three,
The Diamondbacks managed to keep Gonzalez in the ballpark throughout the three-game series. He had a record five homers in the season's first three games. Still, he went four for 10 with four walks in the three games, leaving Phoenix with a .609 overall batting average.
The Dodgers opened the scoring in the third when Pederson led off with a double against right-hander
Singles by Grandal, Ethier and Guerrero added one more run in the fourth. Puig, who was benched Saturday after starting the season two for 17, hit his solo home run to lead off the fifth, and Pederson added his solo shot in the sixth off A.J. Schugel. It was also Pederson's first career RBI.
Guerrero doubled in the last run off Schugel in the seventh. He made his first career start, subbing at third for
Grandal, Puig and Guerrero gave the Dodgers three Cuban-born players in their lineup.
Greinke had his second strong start of the season. After holding the
Pedro Baez threw a scoreless eighth, but the Diamondbacks avoided the shutout with four runs in the ninth, as