Clayton Kershaw stared up at the scoreboard in the sixth inning of a 3-2 victory and saw how close his lead came to disappearing. The replay showed Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt’s line drive hitting the yellow strip running across the top of the left-field fence. The wall shuddered but still managed to contain Goldschmidt’s missile.
Rather than a two-run homer, Goldschmidt received credit for an RBI single. And Kershaw navigated through 7 1/3 innings, holding Arizona to two runs as the Dodgers captured the series and salvaged a 3-3 record on this trip.