Walker and Marte hit home runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-0

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Shohei Ohtani hits the ball for a single

Ryne Nelson pitched five scoreless innings, Christian Walker and Ketel Marte hit home runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-0 on Wednesday night, winning a series at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2018.

“We know how good we can play,” Nelson said. “If we go out there and bring our game, then these are the kind of results that we’ll get.”

The Diamondbacks won the last two games against the NL West-leading Dodgers, who were outscored 17-9 in the three-game series and lost two consecutive games for only the second time since April 21. They were shut out for the third time this season, all in series finales.

“You got the team that’s racing ahead in the NL West and we win two of three. Yeah, we should feel good about it, but we can’t take things for granted,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “We did a lot right — we executed, we were focused and that’s why we won games.”

Nelson (3-3) took over from opener Brandon Hughes, allowing five hits, striking out five, and walking three. The Dodgers’ key players Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, and Freddie Freeman combined for just 2 of 11 with three strikeouts.

“We just got to forget about this series,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Christian Walker gestures to the dugout

Gabriel Moreno walked and Kevin Newman singled before Corbin Carroll’s two-strike triple to right off Tyler Glasnow (6-3) in the fifth. Carroll scored on Glasnow’s wild pitch — his eighth of the season — that bounced in front of the plate, off the left shoulder of catcher Will Smith, and down the third-base line, giving Arizona a 3-0 lead.

Carroll made an impressive leaping catch of Betts’ hit at the wall in center to start the bottom of the first. “My mom just sent me a video that they got me eating seeds (on the play), so I thought that was kind of funny,” he said. “You don’t want them to get momentum early, get the stadium involved.”

Glasnow had his first balk since 2018 in the third. The right-hander gave up three runs and four hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked one.

Walker greeted Dodgers reliever Elieser Hernández with a shot that traveled halfway up the left-field pavilion leading off the sixth, his 22nd career homer against the Dodgers. The first baseman had a solo shot in a 7-3 win Tuesday.


By Michael Smith

Hi. Hailing from Manila, I am an avid consumer of anime, gaming, football and professional wrestling. You can mostly find me either writing articles, binging shows or engaged in an engrossing discussion about the said interests.

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