The Diamondbacks, who lost a major league high 111 games last year, are playing solid baseball after retooling the roster with talent over the winter.
Arizona has won five straight, including two in a row against Los Angeles to move within a half game of the first place Dodgers in the NL West. Los Angeles has lost five of six after going 12-2 to start the season.
On Monday, Green capped a three-run first inning with an RBI single to put Arizona ahead for good in a 4-2 triumph in his first game in Los Angeles since being traded during the offseason following five years with the Dodgers.
“It’s very, very satisfying,” said Green, who is hitting .288 with three home runs. “We’ve got a lot of games against these guys. I’ve enjoyed the matchup so far.”
Ortiz gave up two runs and seven hits to improve to 2-1 on the year. The right-hander was 15-9 with Atlanta last season before signing a free agent contract with Arizona this winter.
The Diamondbacks will have youngster Brad Halsey on the mound as they attempt to sweep the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Halsey came to Arizona from New York as a minor part to the Randy Johnson trade over the winter. The 24-year-old southpaw, who is 2-0 with a 2.74 ERA, has pitched better than expected, allowing three runs or less in all four of his starts.
The Dodgers hope right-hander Jeff Weaver can help them avoid a sweep.
Weaver was roughed up for eight runs and 13 hits in four innings of a 9-1 loss against the Colorado Rockies on Friday.