Kenta Maeda clutched his right leg, rolled onto his back and let his face contort into a mask of pain. With the crowd at Chase Field hushed and a group of concerned Dodgers surrounding him, Maeda tucked his head into the crook of his left elbow. A line drive had just struck his leg, and the aftershocks could linger beyond Tuesday’s 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.
The injury spoiled an otherwise heartening evening. Joc Pederson boomed a pair of home runs. Justin Turner clobbered a homer of his own. Chase Utley drove in four runs and put the game away with a two-run blast in the seventh inning as the Dodgers (34-32) snapped a three-game skid.