Chris Taylor made a home run twice, and right-hander Tony Gansolin made six strong innings when the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied on Monday to beat visiting Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 to open a four-game streak.
Freddie Freeman had an RBI double as the Dodgers won the game in a row after a four-game losing streak.
Christian Walker and David Peralta made home runs for Diamondbacks, and Kettle Marte made two shots. Arizona lost its third game in a row and missed four out of five after a promising series when it won seven out of eight.
The Diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead in the second inning in Walker’s seventh home run of the season. Josh Rojas made it 2-0 in the fourth on the sacrificial flight to the right field that scored Marte.
The Dodgers began their return with a little help from the Diamondbacks defense. With two on board in the fifth inning, Muki Bates was a sharp hit in the middle that slipped past Arizona center field newcomer Alec Thomas. Both participants scored, and Bates was credited for one and one RBI, and ended up in third base in the game.
Freeman followed Betts ’double-RBI strike to the left.
Max Muncie congratulated reliever Sean Popen on a single bow to open half of the Dodgers ’sixth inning, and then Taylor made a home run in the opposite field to the right, his third of the season.
Gonsolin (4-0) gave up two runs on three hits in six innings with two moves and seven strikeouts. Right-hander from Los Angeles Craig Kimbrell made the ninth inning for his sixth save, but not before giving up a two-run home run by Peralta, his fifth.
Diamondback starter Madison Bamgarner (2-2) gave up three runs on six strokes in five innings with two moves and one strikeout. Boomgarner has dropped to 0-5 over the last six starts at Dodger Stadium, returning by 2018.
The Dodgers ’victory came after they lost the last two games of a series of three games in Arizona in late April.