Dodgers beat themselves in 5-3 loss to Arizona

Trea Turner is tagged out while attempting to steal second.
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Key error by Lux and some bad baserunning lead to a loss to last-place Diamondbacks.

Dodgers fall to Diamondbacks, 5-3

Mark Melancon in to get the save for Arizona. Cody Bellinger popped to short. Chris Taylor grounded to short. Hanser Alberto grounded to short.

Final score: Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3


Diamondbacks take 5-3 lead heading into ninth inning

Freddie Freeman led off the eight with what was charitably called a single. Varsho had it and dropped it. Trea Turner struck out. Justin Turner doubled into the left field corner, Freeman to third. Max Muncy was walked intentionally. Will Smith grounded into a 5-4-3 double play to end the threat.

Brusdar Graterol pitches the bottom of the eighth for L.A. He walked Cooper Hummel on four pitches. David Peralta then launched a home run to right-center to give the Diamondbacks their first lead of the series. Christian Walker grounded to short. Seth Beer flied to left. Ketel Marte struck out.

Score after eight: Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3


Dodgers and Diamondbacks tied 3-3 after seven innings

After an uneventful sixth inning, Cody Bellinger led off the seventh and came within five feet of hitting one out to right. Chris Taylor singled to left. Hanser Alberto, batting for Lux, singled up the middle. First and second, one out. Mookie Betts hit a line drive to left-center. It was caught and Taylor was caught off second for a double play. It appeared that Taylor thought there were two outs.

Alex Vesia retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh.

Score after seven: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 3


Still tied after five innings

Will Smith led off the top of the fourth with a walk, but Cody Bellinger hit a hot grounder to second for a double play. Chris Taylor struck out swinging.

In the bottom half, Gonsolin retired the side in order on three groundouts.

The Dodgers went in order in the top of the fifth.

Justin Bruihl came in to pitch the bottom of the fifth for the Dodgers, ending Tony Gonsolin’s day. Gonsolin went four innings, giving up three hits, three runs (two earned), while walking one and striking out five. He threw 75 pitches, 51 for strikes. His ERA is now 1.59.

Bruihl got the Diamondbacks 1-2-3, striking out one.

Score after five: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 3


Diamondbacks tie it up

The Dodgers had first and second with no one out in the top of the second, but Mookie Betts flied to center and Freddie Freeman grounded into a double play.

The Diamondbacks went in order in the bottom half, with Tony Gonsolin striking out two.

The Diamondbacks got on board in the bottom of the second. Geraldo Perdomo singled and moved to second after Jose Herrera walked. The moved up on a wild pitch. Then they scored when Gavin Lux fielded Daulton Varsho’s easy grounded and threw it well wide of first base for an error. Varsho took second on the error and scored on Pavin Smith’s single. David Peralta popped to short. Christian Walker struck out. Seth Beer was hit by a pitch. Ketel Marte flied to left.

Score after three: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 3


Dodgers strike early, take 3-0 lead

The Dodgers got on the board quickly. After Mookie Betts led off the game by grounding to third, Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner walked. Justin Turner struck out swinging and Max Muncy beat out an infield single, loading the bases for Will Smith, who cleared them with a double. Cody Bellinger then struck out to end the inning.

The Diamondbacks got a two-out double from David Peralta in the bottom half, but Christian Walker grounded out to end the threat.

Score after one inning: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 0


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Jessica Mendoza is finding a home in Dodgers broadcast booth

Jessica Mendoza attends The Annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit.
Jessica Mendoza, a two-time Olympic medalist and veteran broadcaster, became the first female analyst on a Dodgers broadcast last week.
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Jessica Mendoza expected to have a long and detailed meeting with Joe Davis last Friday before she sat beside the Dodgers’ TV play-by-play announcer and became the first female analyst on a Dodgers broadcast, but one thing happened and then another and there was no time for them to discuss who would say what and when.

They knew each other a bit as they had shared an agent years ago, and would run across one another when their broadcast dreams were still crystallizing.

“We were really just nobody and trying to figure it out,” she said. After Davis got the Dodgers job, Mendoza would make a point of saying hello when she came to watch the team she’d rooted for while growing up in Camarillo.

Two Olympic softball medals and a career as an ESPN baseball and softball analyst later, Mendoza was hired by SportsNet LA to be one of several road broadcast analysts after Orel Hershiser cut back his travel this season. Her turn at the microphone came up when the Dodgers were at San Diego.

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Trevor Bauer files lawsuit against woman who accused him of sexual assault

Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers against the San Diego Padres in a spring training game last year.
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During the three weeks between Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer’s sexual encounters with a San Diego woman who accused him of sexual assault, she sent a text message to a friend.

In the message, according to a lawsuit Bauer filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, the woman told the friend “they would be able to travel to Europe together in style once she was successful in her plot to destroy Mr. Bauer by tricking him into having rough and rougher sex with her.”

The allegation that the woman set up Bauer, lied about it repeatedly, provided “altered and filtered” photographs to the court and the media, and then destroyed relevant evidence is at the heart of the lawsuit, in which he claims the woman and one of her lawyers defamed him.

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ICYMI: Walker Buehler throws first career shutout in Dodgers’ win

PHOENIX — Walker Buehler didn’t wait for manager Dave Roberts to approach him in the dugout.

As the right-hander passed Roberts on his way off the field at the end of the eighth inning Monday night — nothing but zeros hanging on the scoreboard behind him — Buehler made his intentions immediately clear.

“I’m not coming out of this game.”

Buehler got his wish, returning to the mound in the ninth inning to finish his first complete game shutout in the Dodgers 4-0 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In a dazzling 108-pitch display, Buehler struck out 10 batters, surrendered just three singles and served up an emphatic reminder of why the team has entrusted him to be pitching staff’s ace.

“That’s a big feather in his cap,” Roberts said. “It’s something I know he’s always wanted.”

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