PHOENIX — The next time the
Another win at
The victory Tuesday told the story of the season.
When the Dodgers are healthy, they're as dangerous as any team in baseball. When they're not, they're the type of team that can lose nine of 12 games, as they did leading into this game.
Kemp, who was reinstated from the disabled list the previous day, was four for four with two doubles and three runs batted in. Ramirez, who was sidelined for the last four days with an irritated nerve in his back, was one for two with three walks and three runs scored.
"Get guys back in the lineup, we score runs," first baseman
Corbin (14-7) had what was by far the worst start of his otherwise spectacular season, as he was charged with six runs and seven hits in two-plus innings.
The Dodgers scored four runs in the first inning and two more in the third. Corbin was removed in the third inning after Kemp doubled for the second time in as many at-bats.
The Dodgers extended their lead to 8-0 in the fourth inning, as
"It feels good to get a win, but more than anything, it's good to see guys out there," Manager
The early eight-run cushion was more than enough for Greinke (15-3), who gave up two runs and six hits in six innings to win his seventh consecutive decision.
The lopsided score presented Mattingly with the opportunity to rest some players.
Gonzalez was replaced by
Come Wednesday, the Dodgers could be even closer to full strength.
Crawford has missed the last three games with a sore back, but Mattingly said he has resumed throwing and hitting. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow," Mattingly said.
Belisario gave up a run, and over his last eight games, his earned-run average has increased from 3.16 to 3.46.