LOS ANGELES -- The Diamondbacks were this close to finishing their mission here Sunday, which made the ending all the more frustrating.
Two outs from taking three of four games from Los Angeles as a momentum-building run-up to a series in San Francisco, the D-backs' stinging walkoff loss cluttered their path to a possible postseason berth that much more.
"This one here stings," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said simply.
"Big, big loss for us. We have to pick up the pieces and move on."
Adrian Gonzalez's two-run double into the right-field corner with one out in the ninth inning gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-4 victory, the first time closer J.J. Putz had failed to nail down a save since May 22, when the Dodgers scored two runs in the ninth inning of an 8-7 victory at Chase Field.
Most of the Dodgers' names have changed since then, including Gonzalez, who acquired from Boston two weeks ago and likely will be a fixture of the suddenly flush Dodgers, who finally have some cash to ...