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Goldschmidt, D-Backs hammer Dodgers

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PHOENIX -- Most rookies would be excited about recording their first career win after a pair of mediocre outings to start their major league career.

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Bauer clearly isn't like most rookies.

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Bauer scattered two hits over six scoreless innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 on Sunday.

"It wasn't really relief because I wasn't anxious or anything like that to begin with," said Bauer (1-1), who struck out six and walked one. "I was throwing strikes today, making them hit the ball instead of being behind in the count."

Paul Goldschmidt homered, doubled and drove in a career-high four runs and Justin Upton was a homer short of the cycle for the Diamondbacks, who won the final three games of the four-game set to move within four games of the NL West-leading Dodgers.

"It gives us good momentum and a good feeling about ourselves going into the second half," said Arizona manager Kirk Gibson.

Bauer, who was picked third in the 2011 draft, said Sunday was the first time since his call-up June 28 he wasn't limited by a groin cramp that has appeared intermittently this season.

"I felt completely healthy and could rotate my hip," Bauer said. "That allows me to just focus on executing my pitches instead of trying to find my release point like I have been my first couple of outings."

Unlike his first two starts, in which he allowed eight earned runs on 11 hits in only 7 1/3 innings, Bauer rarely was pressured by the Dodgers.

Juan Rivera led off the second inning with a double to left and Dodgers starter Chris Capuano doubled to right to lead off the third but were stranded in scoring position.

While Bauer didn't meet with catcher Miguel Montero before his first two starts, the two have been getting more on the same page.

"Once he puts down a sign, he knows how I like to pitch and he's using his knowledge of the hitters to fit to my game plan," said Bauer, who retired the final 12 batters he faced.

Gibson said there had been a concerted effort to get pitcher and catcher together over the past few days.

"We just sat down and kind of analyzed his first couple starts," Gibson said. "We wanted to understand his strengths and we wanted him to understand a few things in certain situations. He didn't shake off too much today. Miggy understand what he wanted to do in certain situations and Trevor trusted him."

Bauer retired Tony Gwynn Jr. on a fly ball to left after an 11-pitch at bat for the first out of the third and cruised from there, retiring the next 11 batters he faced on a total of 47 pitches.

"It's the first time we've seen him," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. "I think we'll have a better feel for him the next time we see him."

Patrick Corbin pitched the final three innings for his first career save.

Capuano (9-4) allowed a season-high five runs on nine hits over five innings for the Dodgers, who remained a half-game ahead of the San Francisco Giants heading into the All Star break. Los Angeles had not led the division at the break since 2009.

Capuano struck out five and walked one.

Upton tripled home Willie Bloomquist in the first and scored on a ground-rule double by Goldschmidt to give the Diamondbacks an early 2-0 lead -- the first two runs Arizona had scored in any of Bauer's first three starts.

Goldschmidt made it 5-0 in the fifth with his 12th home run, a line drive a half-dozen rows deep into the left-field stands.

"I didn't want him to beat me but got a little sloppy and made a not-so-great pitch to him," Capuano said. "He's been swinging a hot bat. He's been really covering the ball, not only on the plate but also off the plate."

Montero hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the seventh to extend Arizona's lead to 7-0.

Juan Uribe hit a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the ninth for the Dodgers.

Notes

  • Arizona has won four of its past five against Los Angeles.
  • Upton has hit two triples in his past three games.
  • Capuano fell to 2-5 in eight career starts and nine appearances overall against Arizona.
  • The Diamondbacks are 13-5 in their past 18 homes games.
  • Dodgers 1B James Loney, whose modest six-game hitting streak was snapped on Saturday, was given his sixth day off of the season Sunday.
  • Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill singled and scored in the seventh and has hit safely in 22 of his past 23 home games.
 
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Paul Goldschmidt (right) homers, doubles and knocks in a career-high four runs to lead the Diamondbacks past the Dodgers.  (AP)
Paul Goldschmidt (right) homers, doubles and knocks in a career-high four runs to lead the Diamondbacks past the Dodgers. (AP)

Players of the Game
Arizona

P. Goldschmidt
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
Arizona

T. Bauer
IP 6.0
H 2
ER 0
BB 1
K 6
 
Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF4000002 .240
Mark Ellis, 2B4000012 .271
Bobby Abreu, LF4110011 .263
Juan Rivera, 1B4020000 .257
Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B4010011 .297
Elian Herrera, RF2000111 .243
    Ronald Belisario, P0000000 .000
    Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
   a- Juan Uribe, PH0001000 .194
Luis Cruz, SS3000103 .318
Matt Treanor, C3000134 .224
Chris Capuano, P2010010 .115
    Javy Guerra, P0000000 .000
    Scott Van Slyke, RF1000001 .167
Totals3115138  
a-hit a sacrifice fly for Jansen in the 9th
Batting
2B - Juan Rivera (8, Bauer), Chris Capuano (2, Bauer)
SF - Juan Uribe (1)
RBI - Juan Uribe (13)
Team LOB - 7
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Capuano (L,9-4) 5955151 2.91
Javy Guerra 1000010 3.12
Ronald Belisario 1322130 1.53
Kenley Jansen 1000020 2.06
IBB - Kubel by Ronald Belisario
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 82-55, Javy Guerra 10-7, Ronald Belisario 23-14, Kenley Jansen 16-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 3-7, Javy Guerra 1-1
Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 25, Javy Guerra 3, Ronald Belisario 7, Kenley Jansen 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Willie Bloomquist, SS5110011 .294
Aaron Hill, 2B5110011 .300
Justin Upton, RF4331000 .273
Jason Kubel, LF3110111 .293
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B3124113 .302
Miguel Montero, C4022012 .272
Chris Young, CF4010013 .203
Ryan Roberts, 3B4010034 .237
Trevor Bauer, P1000012 .000
   a- Geoff Blum, PH1000000 .150
    Patrick Corbin, P1000010 .167
Totals357127211  
a-flied out for Bauer in the 6th
Batting
2B - Justin Upton (12, Belisario), Paul Goldschmidt (25, Capuano)
3B - Justin Upton (2, Capuano)
HR - Paul Goldschmidt (12, Capuano)
SH - Trevor Bauer (1)
RBI - Justin Upton (37), Paul Goldschmidt 4 (42), Miguel Montero 2 (45)
2-OUT RBI - Paul Goldschmidt 4 (21)
Team LOB - 7
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Trevor Bauer (W,1-1) 6200160 5.40
Patrick Corbin (S,1) 3311220 4.26
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Bauer 96-60, Patrick Corbin 58-36
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Bauer 7-5, Patrick Corbin 2-5
Batters Faced - Trevor Bauer 21, Patrick Corbin 14
Game Information
Attendance - 30523
Game Time - 2:57
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Jordan Baker, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Brian O'Nora