National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Arizona|
(Monday, May 21st)
Final Score: Los Angeles 6, Arizona 1
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - James Loney and Matt Treanor each smacked two-
run home runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks,
6-1, in the opener of a three-game set at Chase Field.
Andre Ethier added a solo homer for the Dodgers, who took their fifth straight
Chris Capuano (6-1) allowed one run on four hits and a walk with five
strikeouts through six innings to earn the win.
"It's great. I couldn't be having any more fun playing the game right now,"
Capuano said about his start to the season.
Patrick Corbin (2-3) suffered the loss despite allowing just two runs on six
hits and two walks through 5 1/3 innings.
Aaron Hill knocked in the lone run for Arizona, which lost for the second time
in three games.
The Dodgers opened the scoring in the second inning when Treanor pulled a ball
into the left-field bleachers. Jerry Sands led off the frame with a base hit
prior to Treanor's blast.
Willie Bloomquist then started the fourth inning with a triple into the left-
center field gap and came home on Hill's base hit up the middle to get Arizona
on the board.
Hill later moved to second with two outs on Chris Young's single, but Capuano
snagged a liner back at the mound by Jason Kubel to keep it a 2-1 game.
"He never left anything really out in the middle of the plate and the pitch he
did I was able to get some good wood on it. We didn't get a whole lot done off
him," Bloomquist said about Capuano.
After the Diamondbacks again failed to push the tying run across the plate in
the fifth inning when Bloomquist grounded out to third to strand Paul
Goldschmidt on second base, Los Angeles added some cushion in the seventh on
Ethier's solo homer to right field.
Justin Sellers then hit an RBI triple in the eighth before Loney followed with
a blast over the wall in right to give the Dodgers a 6-1 advantage.
Javy Guerra and Jamey Wright tossed a scoreless eighth and ninth inning,
respectively, to seal the win for the Dodgers.
Arizona designated infielder Cody Ransom for assignment and recalled infielder
Josh Bell from Triple-A Reno earlier Monday...Los Angeles improved to 24-6
this season when scoring first...Capuano is now 2-1 in five road starts on the
year. He also upped his career record to 2-4 in eight games -- seven starts --
against Arizona...Arizona fell to 1-8 in its last nine home games...Arizona
catcher Miguel Montero left the game with a mild right groin strain.
05/22 02:19:41 ET