Dodgers 7, Ari­zona 6

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Bill Shaikin

KEY MO­MENT: With one out in the bot­tom of the ninth, Ari­zona re­liever Daniel Hud­son is­sued back-to-back walks to Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gon­za­lez. Howie Ken­drick then hit a walk-off sin­gle, com­plet­ing the Dodgers’ sweep of the Di­a­mond­backs.

AT THE PLATE: Af­ter a sin­gle, home run and dou­ble in his first three at-bats, Puig had two chances for the triple he needed to com­plete a cy­cle. He sin­gled in the eighth in­ning and walked in the ninth, ty­ing a ca­reer high with four hits.

ON THE MOUND: Dodgers starter Brett An­der­son lasted five innings, giv­ing up four runs and eight hits. He nonethe­less would have won for the first time since May 8, had closer Ken­ley Jansen not blown his first save since Sept. 3. Jansen gave up a lead­off home run to Ari­zona’s A.J. Pol­lock in the ninth in­ning. Dodgers re­liever Juan Ni­ca­sio left the game in the sixth in­ning be­cause of a cracked nail on the mid­dle fin­ger of his right hand.

WHO’S ON THIRD? Third base­man Justin Turner (sore left knee) sat out his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive start, but the Dodgers hope he can avoid the dis­abled list and re­turn as soon as Fri­day. Cuban signee Hec­tor Oliv­era is bat­ting .278 through his first five pro­fes­sional games at dou­ble-A Tulsa, but Dodgers Pres­i­dent of Base­ball Op­er­a­tions An­drew Fried­man said the team has not yet as­sessed whether the 30-year-old Oliv­era is ready for the ma­jor leagues. “If we have a need, we’ll fig­ure out if he is ready,” Fried­man said, “but I don’t an­tic­i­pate that with J.T.”

CALL TO ARMS: The Dodgers se­lected col­lege pitch­ers with 20 of their 42 draft picks. The first two — Van­der­bilt’s Walker Buehler and Louisville’s Kyle Funkhouser — could “pro­vide start­ing pitch­ing depth as soon as next year," scout­ing direc­tor Billy Gas­parino said. Of the Dodgers’ in­tended start­ing five this sea­son, Clay­ton Ker­shaw is the only one who is not on the dis­abled list and is un­der club con­trol for next year.

UP NEXT: The Dodgers are off Thurs­day. On Fri­day, Ker­shaw (5-3, 3.36 earned-run av­er­age) faces the San Diego Padres’ Odrisamer De­s­paigne (3-4, 4.72) at 7 p.m. at Petco Park. TV: Sport­sNet LA. Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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