Bob Geren

It's a hit sequel for Dodgers, who take 2-0 series lead over Diamondbacks

It's a hit sequel for Dodgers, who take 2-0 series lead over Diamondbacks

Rich Hill clutched the cardboard sign and walked into the Dodgers dugout. The crowd at Dodger Stadium was sitting on its hands in the seventh inning on Saturday, minutes after a five-run lead over Arizona had shrunk to two. The second game of the National League division series was no longer a party, a lark, a celebration of the Dodgers’ might. The 54,726 fans assembled at Chavez Ravine wore the scars of the past and suffered the tension of the present.

October is a cruel month. The highs feel fleeting. The lows feel eternal. Hill sought to counteract the encroaching dread with a hand-crafted message: “Make Some Noise.”

“It was a little subdued atmosphere,” Hill said. “We...

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