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Dodgers' rally falls short in 6-5 loss to Diamondbacks

Dodgers' rally falls short in 6-5 loss to Diamondbacks

The tying run rushed into third base, and after an afternoon of offensive futility, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts allowed optimism to fill his mind. His team had pushed across five runs during the final two innings against Arizona, including three in the ninth. Now there were runners at the corners and only one out. Two days of miserable situational hitting could be erased in one moment.

“I thought we were in a good spot,” Roberts said afterward, inside a clubhouse silenced by a 6-5 defeat.

Into the batter’s box stepped Yasiel Puig. He faced Jake Barrett, a rookie searching for his second career save. Barrett opted to challenge his more experienced foe. Puig...

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