PHOENIX The Diamondbacks shook things by adding a hitter to the roster Monday, but nothing could overcome their recent susceptibility to left-handed pitchers.
The D-backs have faced two kinds of pitchers lately, righties and wrongies.
They have beaten the last four right-handers they have faced and lost to the last five lefties.
Chris Capuano, a former D-back who has persevered through two Tommy John surgeries, was the latest lefty to come away victorious in a 6-1 victory at Chase Field, a close game that the Dodgers blew open with four runs in the last three innings.
Capuano has become a force in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation and one of the reasons the Dodgers (29-13) have the best record in baseball. He limited the D-backs to one run on four hits in six innings, and he kept the D-backs off-balance most of the way, getting strikeouts on his changeup, his breaking pitches and his up-the-ladder fastball.
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