They went extra innings Friday night, only for what little remained of a
The Diamondbacks snapped a six-game losing streak by scoring twice off Dodgers reliever
There are many odd ways to lose a baseball game, though you have to give it to the Dodgers in the originality department for the way they almost went down.
They were locked in a 1-1 tie in the ninth inning when
When Withrow fell behind 2-0 to
Campana ran home and the Diamondbacks had scored on a walk, stolen base, groundout and wild pitch when the Dodgers were trying to issue an intentional walk.
The Diamondbacks called on closer
Greinke now has 16 consecutive regular-season starts where he has thrown five or more innings and given up two or fewer runs. That's the longest such streak in the major leagues since at least 1914, the farthest back the Dodgers could check.
The only run Greinke gave up came in the sixth inning, when Montero broke open a scoreless game with a solo home run. Greinke has given up six runs in 22 1/3 innings this season, and five have come via a solo homer.
Despite pitching so well, Greinke left the game trailing 1-0 because
And in his first two outings against the Dodgers this season, he surrendered eight runs in 10 innings and lost both starts.
But Friday night Miley was at the top of his game. He did not give up a hit until
And Van Slyke lined it out for an opposite-field home run to right. It was the second home run of the season for Van Slyke, who has been getting consistent starts against left-handers. Both home runs came against Miley, though the first was in Australia.