The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their offensive slump on Wednesday night, falling 3-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The loss was the third straight for the Dodgers, who have lost six of their last seven games.
Yet despite of their poor play, including two total runs in their last three games and 13 runs in their last seven contests, the Dodgers somehow are one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card in the National League.
Things looked good for the Dodgers in the first inning, when Adrian Gonzalez doubled in two runs for a quick 2-0 lead. It snapped a string of 14 games without a first-inning run, their first score in the opening frame since August 26.
Aaron Harang held a 2-1 advantage into the sixth inning, but after two outs in the inning he allowed three consecutive runners to reach base. Two walks and an RBI single by Justin Upton tied the game, then Miguel Montero added a squib single against reliever Randy Choate to give Arizona the lead.
Trevor Cahill settled down after the first inning, and lasted seven frames for his fourth win of the season against the Dodgers. The Dodgers had just two hits after the first inning.
The Dodgers lost 12 of their 18 games against the Diamondbacks this season.
The Dodgers return home to battle the Cardinals on Thursday night, with Josh Beckett and Lance Lynn facing off on the mound in the series opener.
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