LOS ANGELES -- In a matchup of slumping teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks
snapped out of their funk with a 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers
on Monday night at Dodger Stadium.
Arizona entered the game losers of five of six, and the Dodgers came in losers of four straight.
However, the Diamondbacks took comfort in knowing they'd won 12 of 18 at Dodger Stadium since 2011.
For a brief period, it appeared as if Los Angeles could overcome its recent curse, as the Dodgers claimed a 1-0 first-inning lead. Then Arizona pounced and didn't stop.
The Diamondbacks punished Los Angeles start Chris Capuano
-- fresh off the disabled list -- with six runs in four-plus innings, then added three late runs off reliever Javy Guerra.
Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill
(2-3) threw seven innings of two-run, six-hit ball.
Led by Paul Goldschmidt
, Arizona had five players with multiple hits, and the Diamondbacks had three separate three-run rallies, including one in the ninth to put the game away.
Goldschmidt had four hits, and A.J. Pollock, Cody Ross, Miguel Montero and Martin Prado each had two hits for Arizona, which totaled 15 for the game.
Adrian Gonzalez had two hits to lead Los Angeles, but no other Dodger had more than one.
Los Angeles gifted the Diamondbacks three runs in the fifth inning to boost Arizona's lead to 6-2. First, Carl Crawford dropped the ball while catching a routine fly, and then Goldschmidt and Cody Ross smacked back-to-back home runs off Capuano (0-2). Goldschmidt went 3-for-3 against Capuano, lifting his career average against the lefty to .800 (12-for-15) with three home runs and nine RBIs.
Crawford homered to right field in the bottom of the third inning to cut the Dodgers' deficit to 3-2.
Arizona took the lead in the second inning after the Dodgers got on the board with a Matt Kemp sacrifice fly in the first inning.
Cahill hit a surprising two-RBI triple, scoring Gerardo Parra and Josh Wilson, and A.J. Pollock followed with an RBI double that scored Cahill.
NOTES: To make room for Capuano, the Dodgers placed 2B Mark Ellis on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 27) with a strained right quad. ... Capuano had been on the DL since April 17 with a left calf strain. ... Gonzalez had an MRI that revealed a strained neck muscle, but he played after skipping batting practice. ... The Diamondbacks have hit home runs in seven straight games, their longest streak since July 2012. ... Arizona has won 13 of its past 16 games against Los Angeles.
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