D-backs 18, Dodgers 7: You can't predict baseball

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"Not the most promising match-up for Arizona tonight." That's what I wrote earlier, and noted in the preview that a rookie with one start above AA was going up against the reigning Cy Young champion. "But," I went on, "That's why they play the games"

Diamondbacks 18, Dodgers 7

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Arizona knocked Clayton Kershaw out with a seven-run second inning, then after a wobbly middle spell, poured on some more against their bullpen, leaving a position player to mop up for Los Angeles. Paul Goldschmidt had two of the Diamondbacks' 5 HR.

Puig continues streaks in loss

The Dodgers were blown out handily on Saturday night, but Yasiel Puig homered to continue several impressive streaks for the star outfielder.

Kershaw blistered in blowout loss

The Dodgers scored seven runs in a game started by Clayton Kershaw, but those runs came long after the left-hander was gone after one of the worst outings of his career, on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Preview: David vs. Goliath?

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Will Chase Field be Chase's Field this evening? Chase Anderson makes his first home start, against some guy from the Dodgers...

Kershaw takes the baton for Game 2 in Phoenix

Clayton Kershaw has 25 strikeouts and one walk in three starts so far this season, and he looks to follow Zack Greinke's eight scoreless innings on Friday night in Phoenix.

Dodgers-Diamondbacks scheduled starters

Thursday's off day means all three Dodgers pitchers this weekend in Phoenix will start on five days rest, beginning with Zack Greinke on the opener on Friday night against Wade Miley and the Diamondbacks.

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