Dbacks Rally Past Dodgers, Take Series With 5-3 Win
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PHOENIX (CBSLA.com/AP) — Cody Ross hit his first home run of the year, Eric Chavez went deep for the second consecutive day and the Arizona Diamondbacks won a home series for the first time this season with a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
After setting a team record for runs Saturday night in an 18-5 rout, the Diamondbacks broke a 3-all tie with Chavez’s soaring, two-run shot to center off Dan Haren (5-2) in the fifth inning.
Ross, batting .163 entering the game after coming back from major hip surgery, also doubled for Arizona, which has won two straight over the Dodgers after losing eight of the first nine meetings this season.
Chris Owings singled three times and stole two bases for the Diamondbacks. The rookie is 9 for 11 against Haren.
Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez homered for the Dodgers, who have lost three of four.
Josh Collmenter (2-2) went 5 1-3 innings to get the win. Addison Reed threw a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Collmenter was lifted after 84 pitches, allowing two runs and four hits. Haren gave up five runs, a season-high four earned, and 10 hits in six innings.
Owings led off the fifth with a single. With two outs and a 3-2 count, Chavez — who entered in the fourth after Martin Prado left with blurred vision in his left eye — hit a long drive off the black batter’s eye in straightaway center.
After first baseman Paul Goldschmidt dropped a relay throw for what would have been an inning-ending double play, the Dodgers loaded the bases with two outs against Brad Ziegler in the eighth. But second baseman Cliff Pennington caught Matt Kemp’s liner to end the inning.
Ramirez’s two-out homer in the first gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.
Arizona tied it with an unearned run in the second. Ross doubled and scored when Ramirez threw wildly to first while trying to turn what would have been an inning-ending double play.
In the third, Ramirez walked and Gonzalez homered to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead.
The Diamondbacks cut it to 3-2 when Gerardo Parra led off the bottom half with a single, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Owings’ single.
Ross’ first home run of the season tied it at 3 in the fourth.
Even with the victory, the Diamondbacks are 6-16 at Chase Field this season.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, are a league-worst 3-for-31 (.096) with the bases loaded this season, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. All three hits have been singles.
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