Adrian Beltre increased his home-run total to 14 with a pair of
solo drives for the Dodgers, who lost for only the second time in
Los Angeles led 4-2 in the seventh, helped by two errors that
led to two unearned runs.
Hammock added another RBI double in the eighth against Guillermo
Scott Service (1-0) got the final out of the seventh. Jose
Valverde pitched 1 1-3 innings for his fourth save, escaping a
bases-loaded, two-outs jam in the eighth by striking out
pinch-hitter Paul Lo Duca -- only his 10th strikeout in 194 at-bats
Valverde gave up Beltre's second homer of the game in the ninth.
Luis Gonzalez hit an opposite-field, RBI double to left in the
fourth after Finley, in a 1-for-14 skid, reached on a bunt single
Finley hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth after Scott Hairston's
Beltre has six multihomer games, including two this season.
... The Dodgers' fifth could have been bigger if not for an
unassisted double play by Tracy at third. He dived for a liner by
Beltre and landed on third to double up Bradley. ... Izturis has
his second 14-game hitting streak of the season. ... At 4-3, the
Diamondbacks had their first winning homestand since going 4-2
against Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cubs from April 23-28.