D-backs Beat Dodgers, End Streak

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The Arizona Diamondbacks (65-67) ended their six-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers (70-62) 2-0 in the first game of a four-game series on Thursday evening.

Arizona got on the board with their only offensive charge of the evening in the top of the fourth inning when Chris Young blasted a two-run home run to left field to score Miguel Montero, and put the D-backs on top 2-0.

That would be the only offensive output that either team would put up on the evening as both pitching staffs did a good job of limiting the opposing offense to minimal gains. Arizona starter had one of his strongest starts of the evening as he allowed only two hits and two walks over 6.1 innings pitched while striking out seven hitters. He was quite a bit sharper than the opposing starter as Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs off nine hits and three walks over six innings pitched. With the win, Kennedy picked up his twelfth victory of the season.

Arizona sends starter Trevor Cahill to the mound tomorrow for game two of the series.