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LOS ANGELES -- Note to National League West managers: Don't let Paul Goldschmidt enter the ballpark.

Goldschmidt continued his haunting of N.L. West pitching -- and particularly, his domination of the Dodgers -- with two more home runs in Arizona's 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

The Diamondbacks' young slugger entered the game with a .336 batting average and 12 home runs in 59 road games against division foes. He feasted on the Dodgers in the first two games of the series, collecting four hits including a home run in a win on Monday and a smashing a game-winning ninth-inning shot on Tuesday.

He had his fork and knife out again on Wednesday.

Goldschmidt had his first career multihomer game, as he rose to the occasion not once but twice.

After tying the game earlier in the evening with a two-run home run, Goldschmidt smacked a Kenley Jansen pitch to left field to break a 2-2 tie.

That was enough to let Wade Miley exit with the lead after he threw 7 2/3 innings of seven-hit, two-run ball to pick up his third win for the Diamondbacks (19-15).

Clayton Kershaw went seven innings for the Dodgers, allowing five hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out four for Los Angeles (13-20), which has dropped a season-high seven straight.

The Dodgers scored first during a productive fourth inning in which they had four hits.

Dee Gordon singled to open the inning, Nick Punto hit an RBI double and Adrian Gonzalez followed two batters later with an RBI double of his own, scoring Punto.

NOTES: The Dodgers called up scorching hot catcher Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace light-hitting infielder Justin Sellers, who was batting just .191 this season. Federowicz has been annihilating the Pacific Coast League, where he picked up Player of the Week honors as he continued his torrid start (.531 batting average, seven home runs, 20 RBIs in 13 games). ... Arizona placed relief pitcher J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow after he exited Tuesday's win after facing just one batter. ... The Diamondbacks recalled Will Harris from Triple-A Reno to replace Putz. ... Gonzalez, still bothered by a neck strain, left the game in the fifth inning after diving for a foul ball in the fourth. ... Arizona entered the game 14-3 against the Dodgers in its last 17 games. ... Gregorius entered the game with a club-record-tying 10-game hitting streak to start the season . ... Both Kershaw and Miley rank in the top-six in the National League in wins since the beginning of 2012.
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