Dodgers prime Bumgarner, D-Backs, 5-4

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The longtime rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Madison Bumgarner continued Monday night, because the Dodgers gained the higher hand but once more, incomes the 5-4 victory over his Arizona Diamondbacks. Regardless of taking an early 2-0 lead, because of a primary inning solo shot from Christian Walker that sailed 407 ft over the left area wall, and a fourth inning sacrifice fly off the bat of Josh Rojas, the Bumgarner was unable to flee his seventh-consecutive loss by the hands of the Boys in Blue. Bumgarner (2-2, 2.29 ERA) wound up pitching 5 innings, permitting three runs on six hits, strolling two and hanging out one. The Dodgers began their scoring within the backside of the fifth inning after Bumgarner allowed a double and a stroll to start out the body. Mookie Betts drove within the first run on a single to heart, earlier than an error from D-Backs outfielder Alek Thomas allowed a further run to attain, tying the sport at two-a-piece. They took the lead the very subsequent batter as Freddie Freeman slapped a double down the left area line, making it 3-2 Dodgers. 

Chris Taylor poked a two-run homer over the correct area wall within the subsequent half inning off of Arizona reliever Sean Poppen. Issues obtained scary within the prime of the ninth with nearer Craig Kimbrel on the mound, after he allowed a two-run homer to David Peralta, slicing the result in one earlier than securing the ultimate two outs and the save, his sixth of the 12 months.Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin (4-0, 1.64 ERA) continued his torrid begin to the season, incomes his fourth victory of the 12 months on six innings of three hit, two-run baseball. He additionally walked two and struck out seven. The groups will face off once more Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m. within the second recreation of the four-game collection. 

Tyler Anderson (3-0, 4.40 ERA) will toe the mound for the Dodgers towards Arizona starter Merrill Kelly (3-1, 1.79 ERA).

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