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A closer look: D-backs snap six-game losing streak against Dodgers

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won’t tell you everything that happened in a baseball game. So, we will give you a closer look, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the D-backs’ August 30 win against the Dodgers. Final score: Diamondbacks 2, Dodgers 0.

The Good:

D-backs starter Ian Kennedy tossed a gem against the rival Dodgers Thursday night, notching his 12th win of the season.

The right-hander pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowing just two hits and recording seven punchouts.

Chris Young launched a two-run home run off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (12-8), providing the only offense Kennedy would need to end the D-backs six-game losing streak.

The Bad:

Aside from Young, the D-backs offense struggled against Kershaw. The left-hander struck out nine Diamondbacks over six innings of work.

He Said It:

“He was very good attacking the zone,” D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said regarding Kennedy. “He mixed it up a little better. He managed his pitch count really well and got us deeper in the game.”


Third baseman Chris Johnson was scratched from the lineup with the flu.

The Diamondbacks extended their winning streak over the Dodgers to seven in a row and are now an impressive 5-1 at Dodger Stadium this year.

Up Next:

The D-backs and Dodgers will play game two of their four-game set on Friday at 7:10 p.m. Right-hander Trevor Cahill (9-11, 3.99) gets the nod for Arizona. He will be opposed by fellow righty Aaron Harang (9-8, 3.70).