ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Archie Bradley gives up three-run home run, D-backs fall to Dodgers

Sep 1, 2018, 9:50 PM
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley looks down after giving up a three-run home run to Los ...
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley looks down after giving up a three-run home run to Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, rounding the bases, in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
(AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp slugged a go-ahead, two-strike, three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory over Arizona and a tie atop the NL West with the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

With fans on their feet chanting “Let’s go Dodgers,” Kemp took two quick strikes from Archie Bradley before launching his 19th homer into center field for a 3-2 lead.

It was the only runs the Dodgers scored against several D-backs pitchers Saturday.

Starter Patrick Corbin (10-6) allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked one. The Dodgers have struck out 31 times in Corbin’s four starts against them this season.

With the D-backs leading 2-0 in the eighth, Justin Turner got the rally going with one out, LA’s first hit since his double in the third inning. Manny Machado followed with a 10-pitch walk by Bradley to set up Kemp.

Bradley (4-5) was leading the National League in holds with 31 before Kemp’s homer.

Kenta Maeda (8-8) worked a perfect eighth. Kenley Jansen put the tying run on in the ninth. The All-Star closer gave up a two-out double to Nick Ahmed before Ketel Marte popped up to second, giving Jansen his 34th save in 38 opportunities.

Enrique Hernandez got the first out of the ninth on a stellar play. He made a diving stop on David Peralta’s grounder and threw from his back to first baseman Cody Bellinger just in time.

Neither team has won by more than two runs in the first three homer-heavy games of the series. Turner’s homer leading off the eighth gave the Dodgers a 3-2 victory on Friday. The D’Backs won the opener 3-1 on Peralta’s three-run shot.

Arizona led 2-0 after Eduardo Escobar and pinch-hitter Christian Walker led off innings by homering on first pitches from Clayton Kershaw.

Escobar went deep to left field in the second. Walker, hitting for starter Patrick Corbin, landed one in left-center for his second career pinch-hit homer off Kershaw.

In between Arizona’s two homers, Kershaw retired 12 consecutive batters. The left-hander gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings, struck out three and walked none.

Six consecutive Dodgers struck out over the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Corbin retired the side in the fifth, striking out the last two batters. Yoshihisa Hirano relieved him and struck out the side in the sixth, while Brad Ziegler struck out pinch-hitter Bellinger to open the seventh.

Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt singled in the sixth to reach base in his 44th straight road game.

TRAINER’S ROOM

D-backs: 3B Jake Lamb (left shoulder contusion) recently had surgery to repair fraying in the rotator cuff and is done for the season. He’s expected to be ready by spring training.

Dodgers: Reinstated LHP Zac Rosscup (left calf strain) and INF Chase Utley (left wrist inflammation) from the 10-day disabled list.

UP NEXT

RHP Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2.07 ERA) brings a 15-inning scoreless streak into the series finale. He faces the Dodgers for the first time since June 20, 2010, when he pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings in a 2-0 victory. Rookie RHP Walker Buehler (6-4, 3.02) faces the D’Backs for the first time.

Penguin Air
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Arizona Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar (14) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Los Angeles Dodgers' new acquisition David Freese is tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis during a rundown after Freese was caught off third base on a grounder by Austin Barnes in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley looks down after giving up a three-run home run to Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, rounding the bases, in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Los Angeles Dodgers' new acquisition David Freese hits a single in the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado fields an infield hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker (53) is congratulated by Ketel Marte after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker hits a solo home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Arizona Diamondbacks' Christian Walker (53) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp follows the flight of his three-run homer in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp hits a three-run homer in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker) 
              Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, center, is greeted at home plate by Manny Machado, left, and Justin Turner after hitting a three-run homer in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

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