D-backs Hang On, Win 3-2

By Nicholas Valenzuela

The Arizona Diamondbacks were able to hold on to a 3-2 lead and close the door against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday evening.

The Dodgers got the scoring started in the top of the first inning when Adrian Gonzalez doubled to deep right-center field to score Shane Victorino and Matt Kemp to put Los Angeles on top 2-0.

Justin Upton responded in the bottom of the second inning when he hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Paul Goldschmidt from third base and cut the Dodger lead to 2-1.

Both teams would be kept in check offensively until the bottom of the sixth inning when Upton singled to left field to plate Paul Goldschmidt to tie the game up at 2-2. Gerardo Parra would then score Miguel Montero from third base off of an RBI single to left field to give the D-backs a 3-2 lead.

That was all the offense Arizona needed as Trevor Cahill picked up his 11th victory of the season by allowing just four hits and two runs while striking out seven batters over seven innings pitched. Brad Ziegler would pitch a solid eighth inning and David Hernandez would shut the door in the top of the ninth to pick up his fourth save of the season.

Arizona rookie Tyler Skaggs will take the mound tomorrow for the D-backs as they open up a three-game series with the division-leading San Francisco Giants.