Puig finished with three hits and joined Hanley Ramirez and
Greinke as each ripped an RBI double for the Dodgers, who have
won 15 of the last 19 meetings with the Diamondbacks - including
eight of nine this season. Scott Van Slyke went deep to lead off
the sixth inning and A.J. Ellis collected his first RBI of the
season with a two-out single in the fourth.
Greinke (7-1) posted his 21st consecutive start of allowing two
or fewer runs, tying Roger Clemens for the longest streak in the
last 100 years. The 30-year-old scattered five hits and struck
out six before giving way to Brian Wilson, who struck out two in
Puig opened the scoring with one out in the top of the third,
depositing a 2-2 fastball from Wade Miley (3-4) over the wall in
right field for his eighth homer. Ellis laced a line drive to
right field to score Van Slyke in the following inning before
Greinke helped his own cause by sending a 1-2 fastball into the
right-center field gap for an RBI double and a 3-0 lead.
Making his fourth start this season versus the Dodgers, Miley
permitted four runs on seven hits in six innings to take the
loss. Arizona fell for the 16th time in 20 games at Chase Field
and also dropped two to Los Angeles in Australia to open the
GAME NOTEBOOK: Van Slyke has tormented Miley this season, going
6-for-9 with three homers and three doubles. ... Los Angeles LHP
Hyun-Jin Ryu declared that he felt good after pitching a
four-inning simulated game on Friday. Ryu has been sidelined
since April 27 with inflammation in his left shoulder. ...
Arizona OF Gerardo Parra, who went 1-for-4, has hit safely in 12
of his last 13 contests. ... Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe returned to
the lineup after missing six consecutive starts with a strained
hamstring. Uribe struck out twice en route to an 0-for-4
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