PHOENIX (AP) — Yasmani Grandal homered early and hit a two-run double in the 10th inning to finish with four RBIs, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Howie Kendrick tied the game with a run-scoring single in the seventh and put the Dodgers ahead by hitting a homer on the second pitch of the 10th from David Hernandez (0-1). Grandal, who had a two-run shot in the second inning, made it 6-3 with his double into the corner in left.
Joel Peralta (2-1) pitched a perfect ninth inning and Kenley Jansen gave up a run-scoring double to Paul Goldschmidt in the 10th before closing out his 12th save.
Kendrick had four hits for the Dodgers, who have won eight of nine against Arizona.
Arizona’s Nick Ahmed homered in consecutive games for the first time in his big league career with a two-run shot in the fourth inning.
Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa has been sharp, allowing two earned runs over 22 innings in his previous three starts.
The right-hander kept it going against the Dodgers, striking out seven before being lifted after a two-out walk in the sixth. He made one big mistake: a pitch out over the plate in the second that Grandal, who also homered Monday, sent over the wall in left for a two-run shot.
De La Rosa has a 1.30 ERA over his past four starts.
But, just as in his previous start, Arizona’s bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. Kendrick tied it at 3 in seventh with a run-scoring single off Enrique Burgos.
Dodgers starter Carlos Frias was decent after pitching five scoreless innings his last time out.
He gave up Chris Owings’ sacrifice fly in the second and Ahmed’s two-run homer to right in the fourth that put Arizona up 3-2.
Frias allowed three runs, seven hits and three walks in five innings.
Dodgers: RHP Brandon Beachy is scheduled to make his fourth rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Diamondbacks: RHP Archie Bradley is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews in Alabama to get a second opinion on his sore right shoulder. He’s been on the DL since June 2 with shoulder tendinitis.
Dodgers: LHP Brett Anderson, the scheduled starter Wednesday against Arizona, leads the majors with a groundball percentage of 68.7.
Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his six starts heading into Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers.
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