Walker Buehler records 11 Ks, Dodgers beat Arizona 3-1

PHOENIX (AP) Walker Buehler's second time on the mound against the Arizona Diamondbacks this season went far better than the first.

Buehler held the Diamondbacks to a run on two hits in eight innings, matching the longest start of his career, and Corey Seager hit a three-run homer as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 3-1 Monday.

The NL West-leading Dodgers won their sixth straight, improving to 42-19. The Diamondbacks saw their two-game winning streak halted.

Buehler (6-1) lasted just three innings at Dodger Stadium on March 31 against Arizona, but carried a no-hitter into the bottom of the fifth Monday and got the first two outs before Christian Walker homered. Buehler struck out a season-high 11 without a walk for his first career win over the Diamondbacks.

''The efficiency is the biggest thing for me,'' the 24-year-old right-hander said. ''I think I'm going to strike guys out in this league and I've kind of shown that. To get deeper into games is obviously my goal.''

Seager hit a full-count pitch from Arizona starter Robbie Ray (4-3) out to left-center field in the top of the fourth to break a scoreless tie. Justin Turner singled and David Freese walked with one out ahead of Seager's eighth homer of the season.

Going into Monday's game, Seager was 3 for 26 in his career against Ray.

''He's a tough matchup,'' Seager said. ''Kind of tried a bunch of different things and didn't have success against it, and still trying to figure out how to grind out some at-bats against him. He's good.''

Walker almost had his second hit with one out in the eighth, but Chris Taylor reached up and caught his line drive in deep center field. Buehler struck out Carson Kelly to end the eighth and walked to the visitors' dugout to a standing ovation from Dodgers fans seated along the first-base side.

''Wasn't stressed at all, because he was just so efficient in his delivery,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''But honestly it was the fastball on both sides of the plate that was just dominant and missing bats all night long.''

Arizona failed to provide enough run support for Ray, who gave up three runs on six hits in seven innings and struck out nine.

''It felt like my command was as good as it has been all year,'' Ray said. ''I was pounding the zone, keeping them off balance with my off-speed, honestly just one bad pitch.''

Kenley Jansen worked the ninth inning for his 18th save in 20 chances. Arizona brought the tying run to the plate with two outs, but David Peralta popped out to end the game.

Peralta, the Diamondbacks' leading hitter this season, returned to the lineup for the first time since May 21. He missed 11 games with a sprained right shoulder.

Peralta made an early impact defensively. He fielded Alex Verdugo's two-out single to left field and one-hopped a throw home to get Freese trying to score from second base. Diamondbacks catcher Kelly applied the sweep tag on Freese's arm to end the top of the second.

Turner was in the starting lineup for the first time since May 29, and had two hits. He missed the next three games with hamstring tightness before drawing a walk on Sunday in his lone plate appearance.

''Buehler in L.A. was still coming back from a short spring training and wasn't at full strength, and you could see what he is capable of doing,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''It was pretty impressive.''

DRAFT DAY

The Diamondbacks made left-handed hitting outfielder Corbin Carroll out of Seattle's Lakeside High School their first pick in Monday's draft. Carroll was the 16th overall selection.

The Diamondbacks and Dodgers each had two first-round picks. Los Angeles chose Tulane third baseman Kody Hoese with the 25th overall pick. Arizona took high school left-hander Blake Walstson at No. 26, and the Dodgers chose North Carolina second baseman Michael Busch at No. 31.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Manager Dave Roberts held left-handed hitters Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy out of the lineup for a day of rest on Monday.

Diamondbacks: Peralta's return from injury meant the Diamondbacks had to clear room on the roster, so RHP Stefan Crichton was optioned to Triple-A Reno.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, named the NL pitcher of the month for May, brings an 8-1 mark and a major-league best 1.48 ERA into his 12th start of the season Tuesday.

Diamondbacks: RHP Taylor Clarke (1-1, 5.19 ERA) is set to make his first career start against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

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  • W: W. Buehler (6-1)L: R. Ray (4-3)S: K. Jansen (18)
  • HR: LAD - C. Seager (8), ARI - C. Walker (11)
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D. Freese 1B31100111.295.426.5801.0053.5
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W. Smith C40100011.278.316.500.8162.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Dyson CF40000020.261.355.373.728-1.0
    E. Escobar 3B40100030.288.343.567.9100.5
    D. Peralta LF40000011.303.351.513.864-0.5
    A. Jones RF30000010.279.324.504.828-0.5
    K. Marte SS30000000.276.327.527.8540.0
    C. Walker 1B31111010.258.329.502.8315.5
    I. Vargas 2B30100010.283.313.391.7040.5
    C. Kelly C30000011.262.342.477.818-0.5
    R. Ray P20000010.043.043.043.087-0.5
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    • a-popped out for Chafin in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Freese (7)
    • HR - C. Seager (8)
    • RBI - C. Seager 3 (32)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Seager, A. Verdugo 2 (2), W. Buehler
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Escobar (14)
    • HR - C. Walker (11)
    • RBI - C. Walker (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Walker (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Peralta, C. Kelly
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Smith
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - D. Peralta
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Buehler (W, 6-1)8.021101113.691.0036.5
    K. Jansen (S, 18)1.01000003.160.909.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Buehler (W, 6-1)8.0
    K. Jansen (S, 18)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Ray (L, 4-3)7.06331913.621.3913.5
    M. Andriese1.10000204.501.314.0
    A. Chafin0.21000103.261.45-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Ray (L, 4-3)7.0
    M. Andriese1.1
    A. Chafin0.2
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 102-69, K. Jansen 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 6-7, K. Jansen 1-2
    • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 26, K. Jansen 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - R. Ray (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 98-67, M. Andriese 16-12, A. Chafin 16-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-5, A. Chafin 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Ray 27, M. Andriese 4, A. Chafin 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Taylor CF40000030.227.295.393.689-1.5
    E. Hernandez 2B40000000.219.294.401.6950.0
    J. Turner 3B41200010.311.396.447.8442.5
    D. Freese 1B31100111.295.426.5801.0053.5
    C. Seager SS41131022.246.339.435.7747.0
    W. Smith C40100011.278.316.500.8162.5
    A. Verdugo RF40200001.315.365.494.8582.0
    J. Pederson LF30000021.267.368.6551.022-1.0
    W. Buehler P30000021.042.115.167.282-1.0
    K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Dyson CF40000020.261.355.373.728-1.0
      E. Escobar 3B40100030.288.343.567.9100.5
      D. Peralta LF40000011.303.351.513.864-0.5
      A. Jones RF30000010.279.324.504.828-0.5
      K. Marte SS30000000.276.327.527.8540.0
      C. Walker 1B31111010.258.329.502.8315.5
      I. Vargas 2B30100010.283.313.391.7040.5
      C. Kelly C30000011.262.342.477.818-0.5
      R. Ray P20000010.043.043.043.087-0.5
      M. Andriese P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-popped out for Chafin in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Freese (7)
      • HR - C. Seager (8)
      • RBI - C. Seager 3 (32)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Seager, A. Verdugo 2 (2), W. Buehler
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Escobar (14)
      • HR - C. Walker (11)
      • RBI - C. Walker (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Walker (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Peralta, C. Kelly
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Smith
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. Peralta
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Buehler (W, 6-1)8.021101113.691.0036.5
      K. Jansen (S, 18)1.01000003.160.909.0
      Total9.03110111---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Buehler (W, 6-1)8.0
      K. Jansen (S, 18)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Ray (L, 4-3)7.06331913.621.3913.5
      M. Andriese1.10000204.501.314.0
      A. Chafin0.21000103.261.45-0.5
      Total9.07331121---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Ray (L, 4-3)7.0
      M. Andriese1.1
      A. Chafin0.2
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 102-69, K. Jansen 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 6-7, K. Jansen 1-2
      • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 26, K. Jansen 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - R. Ray (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Ray 98-67, M. Andriese 16-12, A. Chafin 16-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Ray 6-5, A. Chafin 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Ray 27, M. Andriese 4, A. Chafin 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Walker homered to left center31
      • 4TH INNING
        Seager homered to left center, Turner and Freese scored30
      • 9TH INNING
        • M. Andriese Pitching:
        • D. Freese: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freese lined out to right
        • Andrew Chafin relieved Matt Andriese
        • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • W. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith singled to left
        • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Smith stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Verdugo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Kenley Jansen relieved Walker Buehler
        • Tim Locastro hit for Andrew Chafin
        • T. Locastro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Locastro popped out to first
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Dyson grounded out to second
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar doubled to deep right center
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta popped out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Matt Andriese relieved Robbie Ray
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez lined out to left
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • K. Marte: Foul, Marte grounded out to second
        • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walker lined out to center
        • I. Vargas: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Vargas singled to left
        • C. Kelly: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kelly struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • W. Smith: Smith grounded out to third
        • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Verdugo singled to center
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
        • W. Buehler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Buehler struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Jones: Jones grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner singled to left center
        • D. Freese: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freese struck out swinging
        • C. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kelly grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Ray: Ball, Strike looking, Ray grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pederson grounded out to first
        • W. Buehler: Buehler lined out to center
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Jones flied out to deep center
        • K. Marte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Marte flied out to right
        • C. Walker: Foul, Ball, Ball, Walker homered to left center
        • I. Vargas: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Vargas struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez flied out to deep center
        • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Turner singled to center
        • D. Freese: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Freese walked, Turner to second
        • C. Seager: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Seager homered to left center, Turner and Freese scored
        • W. Smith: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Verdugo grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson flied out to left
        • E. Escobar: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • D. Peralta: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Peralta struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
        • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Buehler struck out swinging
        • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • I. Vargas: Ball, Ball, Vargas lined out to shortstop
        • C. Kelly: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kelly lined out to left
        • R. Ray: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ray struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • D. Freese: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Freese doubled to deep left
        • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager flied out to right
        • W. Smith: Smith lined out to left
        • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Verdugo singled to left, Freese out at home
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • A. Jones: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Jones struck out swinging
        • K. Marte: Ball, Marte grounded out to first
        • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Ray Pitching:
        • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to first
        • J. Turner: Ball, Turner flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dyson struck out looking
        • E. Escobar: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Escobar struck out on foul tip
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Peralta flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)