ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

D-backs give up Opening Day record 8 home runs in loss to Dodgers

Mar 28, 2019, 4:25 PM | Updated: 5:41 pm

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Joc Pederson, c...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Joc Pederson, center, as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher John Ryan Murphy stands at the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Los Angeles Dodgers took vengeance Thursday for their two World Series defeats.

They blasted eight home runs off the Arizona Diamondbacks, setting an Opening Day record and taking down the D-backs 12-5.

Starter Zack Greinke gave up four home runs in 3.2 innings. Trailing 3-0 entering the third inning, he gave up back-to-back home runs to Enrique Hernandez and Austin Barnes, retired a pair, and then gave up another to Corey Seager.

He was then taken out of the game for Matt Koch.

Koch got through the fifth inning 1-2-3 but gave up a two-run home run to Joc Pederson in the sixth inning, Pederson’s second home run of the game. The Dodgers took a 9-1 lead.

In the bottom of the seventh, he gave up a home run to Max Muncy and then back-to-back dingers to Cody Bellinger and Hernandez.

The four home runs Koch allowed was the most ever by a D-backs relief pitcher.

Arizona did show some power of their own. Adam Jones hit his first home run in a D-backs uniform and Christian Walker flexed his muscles with one of his own.

The team scored three in the ninth, but it wasn’t nearly enough to dig themselves out of the hole.

Fans had plenty to say on Twitter about the record eight home runs by the Dodgers and 10 total in the game.

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, left, shakes hands with Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo prior to an opening day baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts watches from the dugout while wearing a patch to honor Hall of Fame pitcher Don Newcombe during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. Newcombe passed away on Feb. 19th. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson, right, is congratulated by Austin Barnes, center, after hitting a two-run home run as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher John Ryan Murphy watches during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu bunts during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. Ryu was tagged out on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez gestures toward the crowd after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke walks back to the mound after giving up a home run to Los Angeles Dodgers' Austin Barnes during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke, right, is taken out of a baseball game by manager Torey Lovullo, left, as catcher John Ryan Murphy watches during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Joc Pederson, center, as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher John Ryan Murphy stands at the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Joc Pederson, center, as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher John Ryan Murphy stands at the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez stands on first base during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez drops his bat as he hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, right, rounds third after hitting a solo home run as Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Matt Koch walks back to the mound during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy celebrates as he heads home after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez hits a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson blows a bubble as he runs in after his team defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Fans stand for the national anthem as a C-17 Globemaster flies over before an opening day baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Fans stand for the national anthem before the opening day baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson hits a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Ketel Marte cannot reach a ball hit for a two-run home run by Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Arizona Diamondbacks

Jose Castillo...

Alex Weiner

Diamondbacks sign LHP Jose Castillo to minor league deal

The Diamondbacks signed left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training.

19 hours ago

Andres Chaparro...

Alex Weiner

Diamondbacks add power-hitting minor leaguer Andres Chaparro, assign him to Triple-A

The Arizona Diamondbacks added pop to the system by signing former New York Yankee prospect Andres Chaparro to a minor league deal.

2 days ago

Diamondbacks season ticket pass...

Kevin Zimmerman

Arizona Diamondbacks offer 2024 season ticket pass for $299

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced a new season ticket package for all home games at Chase Field for $299.

2 days ago

Tommy Pham...

Alex Weiner

Free agent Tommy Pham does not want to platoon after Diamondbacks run

Free agent outfielder Tommy Pham, who spent the latter three months of the season with the Diamondbacks, has a clear objective this winter.

6 days ago

(Photo courtesy @GenoDellamorte)...

Arizona Sports

Bickley & Marotta fan creates custom jersey to celebrate Diamondbacks’ World Series run

One Arizona Diamondbacks fan made a custom jersey to represent the MLB club as well as Arizona Sports' Bickley & Marotta.

6 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks...

Kevin Zimmerman

5 things Arizona sports fans can be thankful for in 2023

We hope the vibes at your Thanksgiving table, big or small, are good ones. The vibes out there in the Arizona sports universe? Pretty good.

6 days ago

D-backs give up Opening Day record 8 home runs in loss to Dodgers