LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday afternoon, 6-3.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called his team out for what he told reporters seemed to be a “lack of energy” on the field.
The Dodgers had won back-to-back series before Arizona showed up.
The Boys in Blue blew a three-run lead Saturday and seemed to be not quite yet over that today.
Mattingly said he couldn’t pinpoint what was behind the lack of focus Sunday (the first day game all week, last night’s frustrating loss, the first game without Furcal in the clubhouse, trading deadline malaise?) but whatever the reason, chalk up another L in the W-L column.
The Dodgers never led.
In front of a crowd of 43,935, Arizona struck first.
Ryan Roberts and Gerardo Parra hit back-to-back solo home runs off Dodgers starter Rubby De La Rosa. Parra would hit hit a second home run in the eighth. By then the Dodgers were already down 4-1 and the loss seemed like a forgone conclusion.
Arizona starter Joe Saunders wasn’t particularly sharp. He scattered eight hits but allowed only two runs in 7 and 2/3 innings.
Dioner Navarro hit a solo home run for the Dodgers.
Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz slammed the door in the 9th by getting Andre Ethier (who had four of the Dodgers 12 hits) to fly out.
Putz got his 24th save of the season.