D-backs rough up Rich Hill in 7-6 win over Dodgers
PHOENIX (AP) - A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Rich Hill in his follow-up to a near no-hitter for a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Hill (9-6) pitched nine no-hit innings against Pittsburgh on Wednesday, losing the no-hitter and the game on Josh Harrison's walk-off homer in the 10th.
The Diamondbacks scored 11 runs to complete a three-game sweep of San Francisco on Sunday and kept hitting after a day off, knocking around Hill in a five-run first inning.
Paul Goldschmidt homered and Fernando Rodney allowed a run-scoring single by Chris Taylor in the ninth before closing out his 33rd save. The wild card-leading Diamondbacks have won five straight.
Taylor hit a two-run homer and Yasiel Puig a solo shot off Zack Godley (6-7) for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who have lost three in a row for the first time since early June.
Los Angeles, which leads the division by 18 games, lost for the first time in 41 games when scoring four or more runs.
Hill was nearly flawless on Wednesday, taking a perfect game into the ninth inning before becoming the first pitcher in major league history to have a no-hitter end with a walk-off homer.
The left-hander was hit hard from the start by the Diamondbacks. Pollock launched a two-run homer, Goldschmidt lined an infield single off Hill's left leg and Brandon Drury hit a two-run single in the first.
Hill was lifted after giving up a run-scoring triple to David Peralta in the third inning. Hill allowed six runs and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings.
Godley wasn't exactly sharp, either. Puig hit a long homer to center off him in the second inning and Taylor, who turned 27 on Tuesday, had a two-run shot to nearly the same spot in the third.
Godley allowed four runs and six hits in six innings.
Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray will make his second start since returning from the disabled list after being struck in the head by a line drive. He allowed a run in five innings of a 3-2 win over the New York Mets in his return last week.