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8-10, 3rd in NL West
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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts talks about the importance of Kenta Maeda's fastball control and how the right-hander did not have it Saturday. Maeda gave up three of his career-high four HRs on fastballs.

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Tomas smashes two homers in D-backs' win (0:40)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers were manhandled by the Diamondbacks for the second time in two nights. The 11-5 loss came a day after a 13-5 drubbing. Taking it on the chin Saturday was Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, who gave up four home runs, two more than he had ever given up in a major league game. Maeda's ERA is now a whopping 8.05. David Peralta had a Diamondbacks' record four doubles.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda has given up four HRs to the Diamondbacks in less than 5 IP. The Dodgers need length out of Maeda on Saturday since five relievers saw action Friday. Maeda's ERA has now ballooned to 8.05 this season. The Dodgers trail Arizona 6-2 after losing 13-5 Friday night.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers LHP Grant Dayton (left intercostal strain) threw a bullpen session and is expected to come off the DL on Friday. LHP Scott Kazmir (left hip strain) also threw a bullpen session, but his return remains unknown.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was coy when asked where LHP Julio Urias might make his next start after throwing 93 pitches and 5.2 IP for AAA Oklahoma City on Friday. Asked if it might be with the Dodgers, Roberts repeated that it would be five innings. One consideration on whether Urias pitches for the Dodgers next is if the bullpen is rested and ready to back him up that day.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers LHP Rich Hill had a 25-pitch bullpen session, a handful of those without a bandage on his left middle finger, which has been plagued with blister issues. Hill reported no problems, but there remains no timetable on when he might pitch in a game again.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The nine runs the Dodgers allowed in the eighth inning was their most since allowing nine in the seventh inning 8/9/15 at PIT. The five walks in the eight matched their most in an inning going back at least to 1974.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers reliever Sergio Romo never committed a balk until the one Friday that gave Arizona a run. It was that kind of night for the Dodgers in a 13-5 defeat. His method for coping with a brutal night? Accept it and move on.

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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After a rough night, when the Dodgers' bullpen gave up nine runs in the eighth inning, manager Dave Roberts deconstructs the meltdown.

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Goldschmidt fuels big inning with RBI double (0:39)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers endured a half inning of nearly 43 minutes, while the Diamondbacks scored nine times, and they fell 13-5 at Arizona. A normally dependable Dodgers bullpen, that had given up 14 walks this season, walked five in the eighth alone against The Diamondbacks. Corey Seager had three hits, including a mammoth home run, but his effort was swallowed up by the most runs Arizona scored in an inning against the Dodgers ever.

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Pollock sends one over the wall (0:21)
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D-backs' 3B coach takes a tumble (0:28)
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Diamondbacks take the lead on Romo balk (0:19)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy will have a busy day Sunday in Phoenix, first pitching against the Diamondbacks and then attending a Phoenix Rising soccer game. Last summer, McCarthy bought into the ownership group of the USL club, which recently signed legend Didier Drogba. The debut of the former Chelsea star won't come until a later date but he is also expected to be in attendance Sunday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

LHP Julio Urias, who could be called up to the Dodgers soon, gave up just two hits in 5.2 scoreless IP for AAA Oklahoma City. He threw 93 pitches. Manager Dave Roberts indicated recently that Urias could be added to the major league roster by the end of April. The Dodgers are trying to control his innings this year.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

With his first-inning blast at Arizona, Corey Seager now has the Dodgers' two longest HRs this season. The ESPN Home Run Tracker calculated Seager's shot Friday at 425 feet against the Diamondbacks. He also had a 433-foot drive on April 9 at Colorado.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

It was something of a surprise 25th birthday party for Joc Pederson, who was in the leadoff spot of the Dodgers' lineup for the first time this season. Andrew Toles, who had been batting leadoff against right-handers, was in the No. 7 spot. "I think that Joc still has a tendency to run a count more than Andrew," manager Dave Roberts said.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, on the dirt bike accident that landed the Giants' Madison Bumgarner on the DL: "It's unfortunate for Madison, but a reminder for all players of what can happen. And that's why they're called accidents."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers LHP Scott Kazmir will throw a bullpen for Dodgers coaches in Arizona on Saturday. He was recently removed from a rehab outing after another reoccurrence of the hip tightness that has him on the DL. Kazmir's velocity still is not where the Dodgers would like but, "he says he's onto something now so that's encouraging," manager Dave Roberts said.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers OF Franklin Gutierrez will come off the DL Tuesday at San Francisco at the earliest, according to manager Dave Roberts. But with Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner headed to the DL after a dirt bike accident, the right-handed hitting Gutierrez might return later in the week, Roberts said. He is out with a left hamstring strain.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs79Tied-11th
Batting Average.250Tied-10th
On Base Percentage.3404th
Slugging Percentage.41013th
Earned Run Average3.9119th
Quality Starts5Tied-28th
WHIP1.217th
BAA.23412th