led the charge for L.A. going 4-4 on Saturday night. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2: Dodgers-9 Diamondbacks-5
W: Howell (6-1)
L: De La Rosa (12-8)
The Diamondbacks humiliated the Dodgers on Friday night, and for one night it was fun beating up the Dodgers.
It was short lived. The Dodgers returned the favor on Saturday beating the D-backs 9-5 to even up the series.
Dodgers rookie standout Corey Seager had the breakout game of his early career going 4-for-4 with his first big league home run.
The Dodgers extended their lead in the fifth with luck on their side. LF David Peralta ran over to get a high pop fly down the line, and a fan in the field of play caught it with his glove above Peralta’s. Chip Hale should have challenged the play, but he didn’t and Seager made Arizona pay hitting a two run HR to give L.A. a 8-3 lead.
The Dodgers took control of the game with a five run fifth.
The D-backs scored three in the fourth, one in the sixth, and one in the seventh. The D-backs could have scored more runs in the fourth after the Dodgers intentionally walked Goldschmidt to load the bases. David Peralta flew out to end the inning.
Rubby De La Rosa struggled again allowing six runs in two innings.