National League Game Summary - Arizona at Los Angeles
(Tuesday, May 15th)
Final Score: Arizona 5, Los Angeles 1
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Miguel Montero and Jason Kubel each had two
hits, an RBI and a run scored as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Los
Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in the finale of a quick two-game series.
Wade Miley (4-1) allowed one run on eight hits and a walk while striking out
five through 6 2/3 innings to earn the win for Arizona, which snapped its
"We put some runs on the board and kept them at bay, so it was a good win,"
said Miley. "I was able to command the fastball, get ahead and work off of
Chad Billingsley (2-3) gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in four-
plus innings to suffer the loss.
Mark Ellis homered for the Dodgers, who saw their five-game win streak come to
Arizona was able to score the game's first run in the second inning thanks to
a wild pitch by Billingsley.
Kubel led off the frame with a double to left and after Ryan Roberts struck
out and Lyle Overbay grounded out, Aaron Hill was intentionally walked.
Miley stepped up next and struck out on four pitches for what would have been
the final out of the inning, but Billingsley's slider in the dirt bounced past
A.J. Ellis, allowing Miley to reach first and load the bases. Gerardo Parra
then worked a walk to bring home Kubel before a Willie Bloomquist flyout to
center limited the damage.
After Los Angeles stranded the tying run on third in the third inning, the
Diamondbacks extended their lead in the fifth when they started the inning
with five straight singles, allowing Miley and Parra to cross the plate.
Billingsley was then replaced by Javy Guerra on the mound, but Kubel greeted
the reliever with another base hit to score Bloomquist.
That would be the only run Guerra would allow, though, as Roberts followed
with a grounder to third that Justin Sellers threw home for the force to start
a 5-2-3 double play. Overbay was then intentionally walked to fill the bags
again before Hill's groundout kept it a 4-0 game.
"Singles found the holes. Last time out I beat myself with walks so I wanted
to be more aggressive," Billingsley said. "That's just the way the way it
goes. You can't do anything about it."
The Dodgers got on the board in the sixth on Mark Ellis' solo home run to
straightaway center field, but Arizona answered in the seventh with an Overbay
Los Angeles threatened to cut into its deficit again in the seventh when
Justin Sellers walked and Tony Gwynn Jr. singled to place runners on first and
But Bryan Shaw replaced Miley after a Dee Gordon flyout and induced a flyout
to center field by Mark Ellis to end the inning.
David Hernandez and J.J. Putz each followed with a scoreless inning of relief
to seal the win for Arizona.
Los Angeles completed an eight-game homestand with a 6-2 record...Arizona
improved to 1-1 on a seven-game road trip...A.J. Ellis has now reached base
safely in 25 straight games...The Dodgers went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring
position and left nine men on base.
05/16 01:52:12 ET