|a-Walked for Vasquez, E in the 9th.||a-Singled for Billingsley in the 6th. b-Walked for McDonald, J in the 8th.|
2B: Montero (28, Billingsley).
HR: Allen (2, 5th inning off Billingsley, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Drew, S; Parra, G; Reynolds, M; Montero 2; Allen 4; Romero, A; Scherzer.
RBI: Allen 2 (7), Drew, S (57), Parra, G (52).
2-out RBI: Drew, S; Parra, G.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Upton, J.
Team RISP: 3-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.
CS: Reynolds, M (8, 2nd base by Billingsley/Martin).
DP: (Reynolds, M-Ojeda, A-Allen).
2B: Ethier (36, Scherzer).
TB: Furcal; Ethier 4; Ramirez, M; Belliard; Mientkiewicz.
RBI: Ramirez, M (50).
2-out RBI: Ramirez, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kemp 2; Ramirez, M.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.
E: Furcal (17, throw), Billingsley (3, fielding).
|Scherzer (W, 9-8)||7.2||7||1||1||1||4||0||4.10||Billingsley (L, 12-9)||6.0||6||4||3||1||5||1||3.86|
|Vasquez (H, 3)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.35||Elbert||1.0||0||0||0||1||1||0||5.51|
|Gutierrez (S, 3)||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.10||McDonald||1.0||1||0||0||0||2||0||4.05|
|Pitches-strikes: Scherzer 102-71, Vasquez, E 2-2, Gutierrez, J 8-6, Billingsley 93-62, Elbert 17-7, McDonald, J 24-17, Haeger 21-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Scherzer 8-11, Vasquez, E 0-1, Gutierrez, J 2-1, Billingsley 6-6, Elbert 1-1, McDonald, J 1-0, Haeger 1-1.
Batters faced: Scherzer 30, Vasquez, E 1, Gutierrez, J 3, Billingsley 25, Elbert 4, McDonald, J 4, Haeger 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Vasquez, E 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Todd Tichenor. 2B: Bruce Dreckman. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to CF.
September 2, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Brandon Allen's two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Chad Billingsley was cruising along, having retired the first 13 batters he faced before the D-backs got to him for three consecutive one-out hits in the fifth. Then, with two outs, the right-hander allowed another three hits in a row.
Billingsley (12-9) struck out five and walked one in six innings, losing his third straight for the first time this season. He hadn't lost that many in a row since April 8-24, 2008, when he dropped four, including two against the D-backs.
Max Scherzer (9-8) allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings, struck out four and walked one in winning his second straight. Juan Gutierrez pitched the ninth for his third save in four chances.
Allen sent the first pitch from Billingsley into the right field pavilion a night after he was robbed of a pinch-hit, potential game-winning two-run homer on an outstanding catch by right fielder Andre Ethier. Miguel Montero scored after doubling.
Shortstop Rafael Furcal fielded Stephen Drew's grounder in the hole and tried for the force at second but threw the ball away, putting runners at second and third. Drew was credited with an RBI single as Alex Romero scored, giving Arizona a 3-0 lead.
Gerardo Parra followed with an RBI single that dribbled up the third base line to Ronnie Belliard, who had no play.
The Dodgers' run came on Manny Ramirez's single up the middle in the eighth, his 50th RBI of the season. Doug Mientkiewicz was reinstated from the 60-day DL and had a pinch-hit single in the sixth. He had been out since April 17 with a dislocated right shoulder.
RHP Hiroki Kuroda is set to throw a bullpen session on Thursday and he remains on track to start Sunday against San Diego. Kuroda, on the 15-day DL with a mild concussion after getting hit by a line drive, made a rehab start for Single A-Inland Empire on Tuesday. Manager Joe Torre said his first pitch was a line drive through the box and he also faced a broken bat hit, leaving Torre convinced that Kuroda isn't scared about being hit again. ... It was Scherzer's longest outing since going seven innings on July 26 in a 9-0 victory against Pittsburgh.