The Los Angeles Dodgers finally figured out how to beat Robbie Ray, a starting pitcher the team failed to defeat in five opportunities this seasons. In his five starts against the Dodgers, Ray went 3-0 with a 2.27 an impressive 53 batters in 31 2/3 innings.
The Dodgers forced Ray to work into long counts, with the hard-throwing lefty managing to last just 4.1 innings on 88 pitches before turning over the ball to the bullpen. The Dodgers would score eight runs on ten hits, highlighted by a three for four night by Yasiel Puig.
Rich Hill was a bit wild in the game with three walks in four innings, and his deadly curveball did not have the 12/6 bite that makes Hill one of the most difficult left-handed starters in the National League.
Kenta Maeda earned the win with one inning of relief, and Kenley Jansen came in with one out in the eighth inning to secure the milt-inning save.
The series now turns to Phoenix for a sudden death game three for the Diamondbacks. Arizona will need to win two games at home and game five in Los Angeles to advance.