D-backs fall to Dodgers, 6-3 in home opener

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The D-Backs host the Dodgers tonight

Jackson Dungan, Reporter

The Dodgers arrived in Arizona for the Diamondbacks home opener and four-game series and were welcomed by a record heat wave, the new normal of an eerily silent stadium—but fresh off their two-game win over Houston.

Less than two full innings into the contest, the Dodgers took a commanding 4-0 lead over the Diamondbacks with a two-run home run from left fielder, A.J. Pollock, in the top of the first inning, and a solo home run from shortstop, Corey Seager, who was listed as a designated hitter in last night’s lineup.

Starting left-handed pitcher, Robbie Ray, tossed his second outing of the season where he threw for 4 and 2/3 innings and allowed six walks and five earned runs.

Breakout Diamondbacks star, Ketel Marte, lit what little fire he could by sending a first of the season line drive homerun to left center field in the bottom of the 3rd inning to bring the Diamondbacks within three runs to trail 4-1.

With a fielder’s choice groundout to third base, Seager drove in Pollock to take a 5-1 lead over the Diamondbacks in the top of the fifth inning.

Max Muncy, hit his first home run of the season in the top of the sixth to center field to take a commanding 6-1 lead over the Diamondbacks off of left-handed starting pitcher, Alex Young.

Firing back, Diamondbacks right-handed first basemen, Christian Walker, drove in Eduardo Escobar on a double to left field.

Directly proceeding Walker’s double, catcher, Carson Kelly, knocked a single to right field which brought in Walker and placed the Diamondbacks within three runs at the end of the sixth but still trailing, 6-3.

The remainder of the game went stagnant with no runs across the plate for either team after the sixth inning—final score—Dodgers, 6, Diamondbacks, 3.

“Frustration is probably where I’m at right now, but practicing patience and understanding that this game can change tomorrow,” said D-backs manager, Torey Lovullo.

Arizona begins the shortened season with a tough 2-5 record.

Game two of the series takes place Friday, at 6:40 p.m. at Chase Field.