Daniel Descalso

Dodgers' Tony Watson surrenders grand slam in loss to Diamondbacks

Dodgers' Tony Watson surrenders grand slam in loss to Diamondbacks

This is where they are. The Dodgers are so far ahead in the National League West that manager Dave Roberts treated the seventh inning of a one-run game against a division rival as an audition stage.

Roberts didn’t frame it that way. He said instead that he hoped to burn an Arizona reserve by replacing dominant right-hander Brandon Morrow with left-hander Tony Watson as the pitcher’s spot approached.

He succeeded in that ancillary goal, but not the primary one, as Watson failed the apparent tryout in his third appearance for the team. The trade-deadline acquisition surrendered a go-ahead grand slam by Jake Lamb in the Dodgers’ 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday at Chase...

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