Diamondbacks pound Lilly, DodgersMay 24, 2012 - 6:33 AM Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Ryan Roberts drove in three runs, Justin Upton clubbed a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks pounded a previously unbeaten Ted Lilly and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers, 11-4, in the finale of a three-game series at Chase Field.
Jason Kubel and Aaron Hill had two RBI apiece for Arizona, which avoided being swept at home for a second time this season.
Hill and teammate Willie Bloomquist both finished with three hits.
Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders (3-3) gave up four runs on seven hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
"Offense was incredible, defense played good and I just tried to throw pitches and tried to make outs as quickly as I could," Saunders said.
Elian Herrera doubled twice and knocked in a run for the Dodgers, who were seeking a season-high seventh straight win.
Lilly (5-1) was victimized for eight runs on nine hits and five walks in 3 1/3 innings and suffered his first loss since September 12, 2011 against these same Diamondbacks. The veteran left-hander entered Wednesday's game with a 1.79 earned run average and had gone 8-0 in his last 10 outings.
The Diamondbacks scored at least one run in each of the first five innings.
"We could never really stop it," Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly said.
Roberts opened the scoring with a first-inning solo blast and made it 4-0 with a sacrifice fly in the second. A single by Gerardo Parra plated Paul Goldschmidt, giving Arizona five-run lead in the third.
A.J. Ellis took Saunders deep in the fourth, crushing a solo home run to center field, but the Diamondbacks extended their lead in the bottom of the frame on Kubel's two-run triple and Hill's second RBI single.
Arizona got three more runs in the fifth when Roberts scored Saunders with a groundout and Upton followed by launching his fifth home run of the season out to right.
The Dodgers pushed across three runs in the seventh after loading the bases with no outs. Ellis scored on a Dee Gordon groundout, James Loney stroked an RBI single and Adam Kennedy came home on a fielder's choice by Herrera.
The Diamondbacks were 7-for-15 with runners in scoring position, while Los Angeles finished 2-for-10 in similar situations...Bloomquist had an RBI triple in the second and scored three times.
- LOS ANGELES: 4
May 24 12:59 AM
- Elian Herrera fielder's choice, third to second scored Adam Kennedy with two outs. James Loney out at second. Runner on first and Jerry Sands due up.
Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 11 Top 7, 2 OutsMay 24 12:17 AM
- James Loney single to left scored Ivan De Jesus with one out. On the play, Adam Kennedy advances to third. Runners on first and third and Elian Herrera due up.
Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 11 Top 7, 1 OutMay 24 12:11 AM
- Dee Gordon ground out first to pitcher scored A.J. Ellis with one out. On the play, Adam Kennedy advances to second and Ivan De Jesus advances to third. Runners on second and third and James Loney due up.
Dodgers 2, Diamondbacks 11 Top 7, 1 OutMay 24 12:09 AM
- Justin Upton two-out, two-run Home Run (5) to right scored Willie Bloomquist. Jason Kubel due up.
Dodgers 1, Diamondbacks 11 Bot 5, 2 OutsMay 23 11:36 PM
- Ryan Roberts ground out short to first scored Joe Saunders with two outs. On the play, Willie Bloomquist advances to second. Runner on second and Justin Upton due up.
Dodgers 1, Diamondbacks 9 Bot 5, 2 OutsMay 23 11:34 PM
- Aaron Hill single to center scored Jason Kubel with one out. On the play, Paul Goldschmidt advances to second. Runners on first and second and Gerardo Parra due up.
Dodgers 1, Diamondbacks 8 Bot 4, 1 OutMay 23 11:14 PM
- Jason Kubel triple to right scored Willie Bloomquist and Ryan Roberts with one out. Runner on third and Paul Goldschmidt due up.
Dodgers 1, Diamondbacks 7 Bot 4, 1 OutMay 23 11:12 PM
- A.J. Ellis one-out, solo Home Run (4) to center. Ivan De Jesus due up.
Dodgers 1, Diamondbacks 5 Top 4, 1 OutMay 23 10:56 PM
- Gerardo Parra single to right scored Paul Goldschmidt with one out. On the play, Aaron Hill advances to third. Runners on first and third and Henry Blanco due up.
Dodgers 0, Diamondbacks 5 Bot 3, 1 OutMay 23 10:46 PM
- Ryan Roberts sacrifice fly to right scored Willie Bloomquist with two outs. None on and Justin Upton due up.
Dodgers 0, Diamondbacks 4 Bot 2, 2 OutsMay 23 10:28 PM
- Willie Bloomquist triple to right center scored Henry Blanco with one out. Runner on third and Ryan Roberts due up.
Dodgers 0, Diamondbacks 3 Bot 2, 1 OutMay 23 10:27 PM
- Aaron Hill single to center scored Justin Upton with two outs. On the play, Paul Goldschmidt advances to third. Runners on second and third and Gerardo Parra due up.
Dodgers 0, Diamondbacks 2 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 23 10:11 PM
- Ryan Roberts one-out, solo Home Run (3) to left. Justin Upton due up.
Dodgers 0, Diamondbacks 1 Bot 1, 1 OutMay 23 9:57 PM
- LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
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