Kendrick and Grandal Lift Dodgers in Extra Innings Win


ARIZONA — Howie Kendrick homered and Yasmani Grandal provided the exclamation point with a two-run double to cap off the three-run 10th inning as the Dodgers bullpen bounced back in a 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Kendrick capped off his 4-for-5 night with the solo homer to right field, continuing his hot streak over the last five games. Since moving to the second spot in the lineup Kendrick is 12-for-21 (.571). The Dodger second baseman also knocked in Jimmy Rollins with the tying run on a single in the seventh.

Grandal big night at the plate started in the second inning when he drove a two-run shot over the left field wall. Overall, the Dodger catcher was responsible for bringing in four of the Dodgers six runs.

For the second straight night the Dodgers leaned on their bullpen to get them through the game after Carlos Frias lasted only five innings due to a high pitch count. After giving up 10 runs the night before, Kenley Jansen allowed the only run off a Dodger reliever when he gave up a walk and an RBI-double to Paul Goldschmidt in the bottom of the 10th.

Frias (5-5, 4.39 ERA) worked through some command issues early on Tuesday giving up seven hits and walking three on the night. A sacrifice fly and a Nick Ahmed two-run homer — for the second straight night — would leave Frias down 3-2 at the time of his exit.

Brett Anderson (4-4, 3.13 ERA) will take the hill in the rubber match on Wednesday night against Robbi Ray (2-3, 1.98 ERA).

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