Diamondbacks edge Dodgers in extras
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Ender Inciarte drove in Cliff Pennington with a walk-off single as the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-3, in a 10-inning battle at Chase Field.
Inciarte finished 2-of-5 with one run scored, while Paul Goldschmidt powered the Diamondbacks' offense by going 3-of-4 at the plate, including his first home run of the season. Chase Anderson received a no-decision after surrendering three earned runs and five hits while striking out six over five innings of work. Oliver Perez (1-0) recorded his inaugural win of the campaign after holding the Dodgers scoreless in the top of the 10th inning.
Yasmani Grandal homered for the Dodgers, while Jimmy Rollins went 1-for-5 with two RBI.
Pennington put himself on base with a pinch-hit walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch and stole third base to put himself 90-feet away from ending the game.
"That hurt us," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Pennington's steal.
J.P. Howell (0-1) was tagged with the loss after he recorded just one out on four batters in extra innings. Brian Anderson pitched well en route to a no-decision, registering a quality start with five hits and three runs allowed over six innings.
Chase Anderson kept the Dodgers in check in the early stages of the contest, striking out five and allowing only a single to Adrian Gonzalez through the first three innings.
Arizona took the lead in the bottom of the third inning as Goldschmidt homered to right-center field after A.J. Pollock and Inciarte reached base safely with back-to-back singles.
Grandal put Los Angeles on the board in the top of the fourth inning with a solo shot to right center.
Rollins delivered a game-tying two-run double in the top of the fifth inning, driving in Juan Uribe and Joc Pederson.
Los Angeles threatened in the ninth inning as it had runners on first and second with one out. Addison Reed managed to get Pederson to fly out to right and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier to ground out to first to escape the inning.
Los Angeles had won five games in a row versus Arizona ... Uribe was the only Dodger with multiple hits ... Los Angeles went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.