From his place in the Dodgers on-deck circle, Enrique Hernandez studied the pattern. Fastball, fastball, fastball, three in a row, all from Diamondbacks reliever Randall Delgado to Justin Turner.
“Teams pitch him similar to the way they pitch me,” Hernandez said, so he expected to face a steady supply of heat.
After Turner cut a two-run, seventh-inning deficit in half with an RBI single, Delgado did not deviate from his fastball formula. The scouting by Hernandez paid off. He roped a two-run double for the go-ahead strike in a five-run rally that carried his team to a 5-2 victory.
The flurry allowed the Dodgers (6-4) to capture a series from Arizona and...