L.A. Dodgers Lose to Arizona Diamondbacks After Struggles Early in the Game

Maeda unraveled in the third after walking the opposing pitcher, former Dodger Zack Greinke. The offense gave away too many at-bats earlier and could not capitalize late. They scored two more in the eighth when a groundball bounced off second base. They scored three runs in the seventh on a trio of groundball singles. (Credit: Allen J. The Dodgers (4-8) have lost four times to the Diamondbacks in the year’s first fortnight and granted life to an upstart aiming to transfer control of the National League West out of Los Angeles. After giving up 16 runs in a loss to a hapless Oakland club on Wednesday, the Dodgers received a day off. It was a black mark on an otherwise quality evening for Taylor. The rest did little good. With the tying run at third base and one out in the eighth, Chris Taylor grounded into a double play against Arizona reliever Archie Bradley. Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, left, reacts as he watches Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach Greinke score on his wild pitch in the third inning on April 13. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
And yet they could not capture a victory. Fortune favored the Dodgers on Friday. He flung his helmet and screamed as the inning came to a close. Maeda imploded after nearly two weeks without making a start. Read the full story on LATimes.com. Chargois did not help. His command was missing. His communication with catcher Yasmani Grandal was spotty. The early hole dug by Kenta Maeda was too deep. The relief work of Tony Cingrani and J.T. 34.073851
-118.239958 The score may not reflect this, not after an 8-7 defeat to Arizona, but good luck blessed the team through the final innings.