Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Yasmani Grandal clubbed a leadoff home
run in the 13th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 1-0 win and three-
game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
With Evan Marshall (0-2) on the mound, Grandal crushed a 1-1 changeup over the
wall in center field for the win.
In the top of the 13th, the Diamondbacks had runners at first and third, the
first time a runner had reached third all game. A pitch from J.P. Howell (1-1)
got away from Grandal. Jordan Pacheco came home, but Grandal was able to
recover and toss the ball to Howell, who brought his glove behind the back to
tag out Pacheco.
Los Angeles has won four straight, while Arizona has dropped seven of its last
Both starters were effective as Chase Anderson gave up just two hits and a
walk while striking out seven in six innings for Arizona, and Brett Anderson
also went six innings for Los Angeles and allowed five hits while striking out
The only time either team had more than one hit in an inning through the first
nine was in the top of the fourth when Arizona got singles from Ender Inciarte
and Paul Goldschmidt. Prior to Goldschmidt’s single, though, A.J. Pollock had
grounded into a double play.
Adrian Gonzalez singled with two outs in the Los Angeles fourth and moved to
second on a wild pitch, but Alex Guerrero looked at strike three to end the
Howie Kendrick launched a pitch to right-center with one out in the bottom of
the ninth and tried to stretch it into a triple, but he was thrown out and the
game went to extra innings.
Goldschmidt doubled to start the 10th, but Sergio Santos struck out the next
two batters before walking Chris Owings. Paco Rodriguez then took the hill and
got Jordan Pacheco to groundout softly to second to end the frame.
Los Angeles begins a four-game set in Milwaukee on Monday … Arizona plays
three in Colorado starting Monday … Both teams were 0-for-4 with runners in
scoring position, as Arizona stranded five and Los Angeles seven … It was
the longest game of the season for both teams.