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After his teammates ended a scoreless stretch by the Dodgers' ace, Ian Kennedy hopes to continue one of his own against the Diamondbacks' NL West rivals.
Looking to remain undefeated against Los Angeles at Chase Field, Kennedy tries to help the D-backs to a seventh straight home win over the Dodgers on Saturday night.
Clayton Kershaw did not allow a run in 16 innings of his first two starts or through the first three innings Friday before the Diamondbacks (7-3) scored in the fourth and added two more runs charged to him in the eighth for a 3-0 victory.
The D-backs have won three straight and 11 of 13 overall from the Dodgers(6-4).
"If you're going to beat a team like that and a guy like (Kershaw), you have to play perfect, and that's what we did," manager Kirk Gibson said.
The Diamondbacks have won two in a row and six of eight. They'll send Kennedy (1-0, 4.15 ERA) to the mound as he tries to continue his recent success against the Dodgers after Patrick Corbin yielded just three hits and no runs in six innings Friday.
Kennedy has allowed six hits and struck out 13 over 13 23 scoreless innings to win his last two starts against the Dodgers. The right-hander has won all three of his home starts against Los Angeles, going at least seven innings in each while posting a 2.11 ERA.
After allowing two runs in seven innings of a 6-2 Opening Day win over the Cardinals Kennedy gave up four in six innings of an 8-7, 11-inning victory in Milwaukee on Sunday.
The Dodgers counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-1, 2.13), who hopes for another strong outing in his third career start. The left-hander lasted 6 13 innings in each of his first two outings and gave up a two-run homer in the first and two other hits while striking out six in a 6-2 victory over the Pirates on Sunday.
"Ryu did a good job," center fielder Matt Kemp said. "The first inning was rough, but after that he shut them down. I told him that was all they were going to get from him, and he did what we asked him to do."
The Dodgers were held to six hits and were shut out for the second time Friday, one night after their 3-2 win in San Diego was marred by a brawl that left pitcher Zack Greinke out at least eight weeks with a broken collarbone.
Padres slugger Carlos Quentin, who charged Greinke after being hit with a pitch, was suspended eight games while the Dodgers' erry Hairston Jr. was slapped with one game for their roles in the fight.
Hairston, who is appealing the suspension, went 0 for 5 on Friday and is 1 for 13 in 2013.
Los Angeles left fielder Carl Crawford was batting .424 (14 for 33) heading into the series opener but struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance.
"They kept us down. You kind of hate to waste a performance like that from Kersh, but we weren't able to get anything on the board," manager Don Mattingly said. "It didn't seem like we had a ton of chances, but we had a few chances."
Adrian Gonzalez is 3 for 25 with nine strikeouts in his last six games against the D-backs. He's fanned six times while going 2 for 16 against Kennedy.
BEST OF MAXIM
I don't know what to say, really, when it comes to the below.Except to say it's the most amazing thing ever, and I think Matt Kemp missed the point. Or he got the point exactly right. Video is even better. Although the added context isn't necessary, really. Just a few dudes dancing suggestively.
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks knew little about Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu before an introductory meeting Saturday, with manager Kirk Gibson calling the game a feeling-out process.
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If Trevor Cahill is to continue his success against the Dodgers, he likely must pitch better than he has in his first two starts of 2013. The Diamondbacks right-hander looks to remain perfect against the Dodgers as he takes the mound in Sunday's decisive series finale.
Cahill (0-2, 5.91 ERA) is 4-0 with a 2.43 ERA in six starts against Los Angeles (7-4). Five of those outings...
Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp has confronted San Diego's Carlos
Quentin as they were leaving Petco Park after the teams had a
bench-clearing brawl that left Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke
with a broken collarbone.
A brawl between the Dodgers and Padres left high-priced pitcher Zack Greinke with a broken left collarbone.
Greinke, who signed a $147 million, six-year contract with Los Angeles last winter, was injured in a fight with San Diego slugger Carlos Quentin.
Quentin charged the mound after being hit by a pitch from Greinke, the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner. Both benches emptied and...
Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp has confronted San Diego's Carlos Quentin as they were leaving Petco Park after the teams had a bench-clearing brawl that left Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke with a broken collarbone.
Kemp asked Quentin why he charged Greinke after getting hit by a pitch Thursday night. Kemp walked up to Quentin near the players' exit and the two went nose-to...
The Dodgers and Padres didn’t just fight on the field Thursday, they also had some words after the game ended.
Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who was ejected for his role in the benches-clearing brawl, got into it with Carlos Quentin after the game. The confrontation reportedly occurred by the tunnel outside the locker rooms.
The Mighty 1090′s Marty Caswell says the two were...
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Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being hit by a pitch from Zack Greinke, inciting a bench-clearing brawl between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres on Thursday night.
Greinke had a full count on Quentin with the bases empty and the Dodgers leading 2-1 in the sixth when he plunked the Padres outfielder in the left arm. Quentin...
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp has confronted San Diego's Carlos Quentin as they were leaving Petco Park after the teams had a bench-clearing brawl that left Los Angeles pitcher Zack Greinke with a broken collarbone.
Kemp asked Quentin why he charged Greinke after getting hit by a pitch Thursday night. Kemp walked up to Quentin near the players' exit and the...
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres had a heated affair last night in California after Carlos Quentin took exception to being plunked by Dodgers hurler Zack Greinke. Quentin charged the mound in the 6th inning after being struck in the left shoulder on a full count pitch while the Padres trailed the Dodgers 2-1 on the score board. That was the third time in his career...
Carlos Quentin has reason to think that his getting hit by a pitch was intentional. But Zack Greinke also has plenty of reason to prove it was not.
Either way, the benches emptied twice Thursday night for one of the biggest brawls in recent Major League Baseball history, with Greinke taking home a broken collarbone and Quentin finally relieving his aggression after getting plunked...
San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged the mound, breaking Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke's collarbone in the ensuing brawl.