Eric Gagne wasted little time in returning to his dominant form.
Gagne’s major league-record streak of 84 consecutive saves ended Monday when he blew a 5-3 lead in the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 6-5, 10-inning win.
However, he returned to form on Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth in Los Angeles’ 4-1 victory.
He got Quinton McCracken to fly out and Robby Hammock to pop out before allowing a single to Roberto Alomar. He then struck out pinch-hitter Tim Olson to complete his 22nd save in 23 chances this season.
Gagne might not get a chance to record a save in the series finale if the Dodgers do not get a strong start from Kazuhisa Ishii.
The 30-year-old left-hander had won four consecutive decisions before turning in perhaps his worst start of the season on Friday, allowing seven runs and seven hits over three innings in a 7-3 loss to Anaheim.
The Dodgers will be trying for their second-longest winning streak of the season. They won six straight from May 6-12.
Adrian Beltre keyed Los Angeles’ three-run sixth Tuesday with his 22nd homer.
Steve Finley hit his 21st homer for Arizona, which has dropped four of five.