Hernandez hits leadoff homer, Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 3-2

PHOENIX (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers hit the halfway mark of their schedule with the most wins in the majors and matched the best midway mark in franchise history.

The season hasn't been perfect so far, but it's pretty close.

Enrique Hernandez hit his sixth career leadoff home run, Justin Turner added a solo shot and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Tuesday night.

''Every team has to deal with injuries, we've had our fair share, just continue to trudge along, continue to win baseball games that's the thing we can hang our hat on,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''The results are a byproduct of that.''

Hernandez hit a 0-2 pitch out to left off Robbie Ray (5-5) to open the game and Turner hit his off the left-hander in the sixth inning. Chris Taylor drove in the go-ahead run on a double two batters later.

A night after the bullpen struggled in an 8-5 loss to Arizona, it shut down the Diamondbacks with six scoreless innings.

Joe Kelly worked a perfect fourth inning - despite dropping an easy foul pop-up - in place of Ross Stripling, who was on a limited pitch count in his return to the rotation.

Julio Urias (4-2) allowed a hit in three innings and Pedro Baez had a dominating eighth. Kenley Jansen needed 27 pitches in the ninth, but worked around Nick Ahmed's two-out single and stolen base to close out his 23rd save.

The NL West-leading Dodgers have won seven of eight and are a baseball-best 55-26.

''One bad night by one guy reflects the whole pen, but tonight, collectively, they did a nice job,'' Roberts said.

David Peralta had run-scoring hits in the first and third innings for the Diamondbacks. Ketel Marte went 2 for 4 for his eighth straight multi-hit game, breaking Luis Gonzalez's team record set in 2001.

Arizona has lost seven of nine.

''Couldn't really get anything going offensively against their bullpen,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''We made some noise in the ninth inning and hopefully that will be a push for us tomorrow, be a catalyst for a good outcome.''

Ray gave up the leadoff homer to Hernandez, but held the Dodgers without a hit over the next four innings despite running up his pitch count.

The left-hander ran into trouble in the sixth inning as Turner hit his to left, and consecutive doubles by Alex Verdugo and Taylor put the Dodgers up 3-2.

Ray allowed three runs and four hits, while striking out nine in 6 1/3 innings.

''I felt really good. I felt like I mixed up really well in and out, up and down,'' Ray said. ''I kept us in it, gave us a chance to win. It just didn't come out that way.''

STRIPLING'S NIGHT

Stripling started the season in the rotation before being bumped to the bullpen when Rich Hill returned from a knee injury in April. The right-hander was solid as a starter his previous go-round, going 1-1 with a 2.65 ERA.

Roberts wanted to limit Stripling's pitch count in his return to the rotation after another Hill injury, so he was pulled after allowing two runs on four hits in three innings.

''I wasn't extremely sharp, but I made some pitches,'' Stripling said. ''Not upset up with it by any means, but definitely not the sharpest I've been.''

TRAINER'S TABLE

Dodgers: SS Corey Seager is progressing in his return from a hamstring injury and took some groundballs on Monday, but no timetable has been set for his return.

Diamondbacks: INF Jack Lamb (quadriceps) completed his rehab and is expected to be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Arizona optioned INF Domingo Leyba to Triple-A Reno Tuesday night to make room for Lamb on the roster.

UP NEXT

Dodgers THP Tony Gonsolin will make his major league debut in the series finale on Wednesday. Arizona RHP Taylor Clarke allowed three runs on four hits to lose his first career start against the Dodgers on June 4.

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  • W: J. Urias (4-2)L: R. Ray (5-5)S: K. Jansen (23)
  • HR: LAD - J. Turner (8), E. Hernandez (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Turner 3B31111000.300.382.442.8247.0
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C. Taylor SS30210110.251.321.456.7778.5
W. Smith C30000133.269.345.654.999-0.5
K. Garlick LF30000124.296.367.593.9590.0
M. Beaty 1B40000002.311.329.446.7750.0
A. Barnes 2B20000020.214.311.364.674-1.0
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b- R. Martin PH10000010.255.361.343.704-0.5
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Kelly in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Baez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Jones RF40000011.267.316.463.778-0.5
K. Marte 2B41200020.314.363.584.9472.0
E. Escobar 3B31000112.280.342.531.8731.5
D. Peralta LF40220010.293.356.489.8454.5
C. Walker 1B40000022.265.338.495.832-1.0
J. Dyson CF30000000.247.344.366.7100.0
M. Andriese P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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a- D. Leyba PH10000000.250.250.250.5000.0
N. Ahmed SS40100010.261.309.411.7192.5
C. Kelly C30100111.265.350.503.8542.5
R. Ray P20000001.034.034.034.0690.0
T. Locastro CF10000001.241.383.333.7170.0
  • a-flied out for McFarland in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Verdugo (18), C. Taylor (16)
  • HR - E. Hernandez (12), J. Turner (8)
  • SH - J. Urias (5)
  • RBI - E. Hernandez (38), J. Turner (31), C. Taylor (36)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Garlick 4 (4), M. Beaty 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (22), C. Kelly (13)
  • RBI - D. Peralta 2 (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Peralta 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones, E. Escobar, C. Walker 2 (2), C. Kelly, R. Ray
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Verdugo (4), C. Taylor 2 (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - N. Ahmed (5)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Kelly (3), R. Stripling
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Escobar-Marte-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling3.04211403.081.205.0
J. Kelly1.00000106.151.633.5
J. Urias (W, 4-2)3.01001102.660.9914.5
P. Baez (H, 16)1.00000202.800.884.0
K. Jansen (S, 23)1.01000103.210.929.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling3.0
J. Kelly1.0
J. Urias (W, 4-2)3.0
P. Baez (H, 16)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 23)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (L, 5-5)6.14333923.901.3210.5
M. Andriese1.21001004.791.401.0
T. McFarland1.00000105.671.483.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (L, 5-5)6.1
M. Andriese1.2
T. McFarland1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 60-38, J. Kelly 10-7, J. Urias 40-28, P. Baez 13-8, K. Jansen 27-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 3-2, J. Kelly 2-0, J. Urias 3-5, P. Baez 1-0, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 14, J. Kelly 3, J. Urias 11, P. Baez 3, K. Jansen 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Ray (2)
  • HBP - R. Ray (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 103-66, M. Andriese 19-12, T. McFarland 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-4, M. Andriese 4-0, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 27, M. Andriese 6, T. McFarland 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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E. Hernandez CF41111001.214.285.397.6826.0
J. Turner 3B31111000.300.382.442.8247.0
A. Verdugo RF41100001.303.351.487.8395.0
C. Taylor SS30210110.251.321.456.7778.5
W. Smith C30000133.269.345.654.999-0.5
K. Garlick LF30000124.296.367.593.9590.0
M. Beaty 1B40000002.311.329.446.7750.0
A. Barnes 2B20000020.214.311.364.674-1.0
M. Muncy 2B10000100.279.383.527.9091.0
R. Stripling P10000000.091.167.091.2580.0
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J. Urias P00000000.333.429.333.7620.0
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b- R. Martin PH10000010.255.361.343.704-0.5
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Kelly in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Baez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Jones RF40000011.267.316.463.778-0.5
K. Marte 2B41200020.314.363.584.9472.0
E. Escobar 3B31000112.280.342.531.8731.5
D. Peralta LF40220010.293.356.489.8454.5
C. Walker 1B40000022.265.338.495.832-1.0
J. Dyson CF30000000.247.344.366.7100.0
M. Andriese P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. McFarland P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Leyba PH10000000.250.250.250.5000.0
N. Ahmed SS40100010.261.309.411.7192.5
C. Kelly C30100111.265.350.503.8542.5
R. Ray P20000001.034.034.034.0690.0
T. Locastro CF10000001.241.383.333.7170.0
Total332620298-----
  • a-flied out for McFarland in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Verdugo (18), C. Taylor (16)
  • HR - E. Hernandez (12), J. Turner (8)
  • SH - J. Urias (5)
  • RBI - E. Hernandez (38), J. Turner (31), C. Taylor (36)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Garlick 4 (4), M. Beaty 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Peralta (22), C. Kelly (13)
  • RBI - D. Peralta 2 (43)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Peralta 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Jones, E. Escobar, C. Walker 2 (2), C. Kelly, R. Ray
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Verdugo (4), C. Taylor 2 (6)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - N. Ahmed (5)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Kelly (3), R. Stripling
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Escobar-Marte-Walker)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Stripling3.04211403.081.205.0
J. Kelly1.00000106.151.633.5
J. Urias (W, 4-2)3.01001102.660.9914.5
P. Baez (H, 16)1.00000202.800.884.0
K. Jansen (S, 23)1.01000103.210.929.5
Total9.0621290---
PITCHERSIP
R. Stripling3.0
J. Kelly1.0
J. Urias (W, 4-2)3.0
P. Baez (H, 16)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 23)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Ray (L, 5-5)6.14333923.901.3210.5
M. Andriese1.21001004.791.401.0
T. McFarland1.00000105.671.483.5
Total9.05334102---
PITCHERSIP
R. Ray (L, 5-5)6.1
M. Andriese1.2
T. McFarland1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 60-38, J. Kelly 10-7, J. Urias 40-28, P. Baez 13-8, K. Jansen 27-18
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 3-2, J. Kelly 2-0, J. Urias 3-5, P. Baez 1-0, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 14, J. Kelly 3, J. Urias 11, P. Baez 3, K. Jansen 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - R. Ray (2)
  • HBP - R. Ray (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 103-66, M. Andriese 19-12, T. McFarland 12-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-4, M. Andriese 4-0, T. McFarland 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Ray 27, M. Andriese 6, T. McFarland 3
  • 6TH INNING
    Taylor doubled to deep right, Verdugo scored32
    Turner homered to left22
  • 3RD INNING
    Peralta singled to right center, Marte scored12
  • 1ST INNING
    Peralta doubled to shallow left, Escobar scored11
    Hernandez homered to left center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • T.J. McFarland relieved Matt Andriese
    • M. Beaty: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Beaty grounded out to first
    • M. Muncy: Muncy grounded out to first
    • Russell Martin hit for Pedro Baez
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • C. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Domingo Leyba hit for T.J. McFarland
    • D. Leyba: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Leyba flied out to right
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ahmed singled to right
    • C. Kelly: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ahmed stole second, Kelly grounded out to catcher
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • M. Andriese Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Verdugo grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Taylor singled to left
    • W. Smith: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Taylor stole second, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
    • K. Garlick: Strike looking, Garlick reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith out at second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Pedro Baez relieved Julio Urias
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Escobar struck out on foul tip
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Muncy walked
    • J. Urias: Pickoff attempt, Urias hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Muncy to second
    • Matt Andriese pitching
    • Tim Locastro in center field
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded into double play shortstop to third to second to first, Muncy out at third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Urias Pitching:
    • N. Ahmed: Strike swinging, Ahmed lined out to left
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kelly walked
    • T. Locastro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Locastro fouled out to first
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones reached on fielder's choice to second, Kelly out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • J. Turner: Turner homered to left
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Verdugo doubled to deep left
    • C. Taylor: Taylor doubled to deep right, Verdugo scored
    • W. Smith: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking
    • K. Garlick: Garlick intentionally walked
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beaty flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Max Muncy at second base
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • C. Walker: Ball, Foul, Foul, Walker fouled out to first
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike swinging, Dyson lined out to first
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Beaty grounded out to first
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • Kenta Maeda hit for Joe Kelly
    • K. Maeda: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Maeda struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Julio Urias pitching
    • R. Ray: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ray grounded out to first
    • A. Jones: Strike looking, Jones grounded out to second
    • K. Marte: Marte singled to center
    • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Foul, Escobar lined out to left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner hit by pitch
    • A. Verdugo: Verdugo reached on fielder's choice to second, Turner out at second
    • C. Taylor: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked, Verdugo to second
    • W. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smith struck out looking, Verdugo stole third, Taylor to second
    • K. Garlick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garlick struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Joe Kelly relieved Ross Stripling
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Dyson grounded out to second
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ahmed grounded out to second
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Foul on Kelly dropped ball error, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • R. Stripling: Strike looking, Foul, Stripling grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez flied out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Marte singled to right center
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to first, Marte to second
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Peralta singled to right center, Marte scored
    • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • W. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • K. Garlick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garlick struck out looking
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Beaty grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Dyson popped out to shortstop
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • C. Kelly: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kelly doubled to deep right center
    • R. Ray: Ray grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Ray Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Hernandez homered to left center
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner flied out to left
    • A. Verdugo: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Verdugo grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stripling Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Foul, Foul, Ball, Jones grounded out to third
    • K. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
    • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Escobar to second on pitcher Stripling throwing error, Ball, Ball, Peralta doubled to shallow left, Escobar scored
    • C. Walker: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker popped out to first
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)