Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 9/1/12
LOS ANGELES Game 2 of the Diamondbacks' Survival Swing built on the first. Another victory over the Dodgers, whose recent big-money moves have not brought them immediate return. Another game closer to the pack. The D-backs claimed they embraced the pressure that the current 10-game road trip would bring when they left Chase Field on Wednesday afternoon after a miserable 2-8 homestand, and their eighth straight victory over the Dodgers reinforced that notion Friday night. The D-backs lost a three-run lead in the middle innings but held the line after that, their bullpen shutting down the Dodgers for as long as it took, this night until Jason Kubel's leadoff home run in the 11th inning gave them a 4-3 victory. Kubel broke a 1-for-24 skid to give Brad Bergesen his first D-backs' victory, and closer J.J. Putz picked up his 19th consecutive save in his 24th straight scoreless appearance. It was the game the D-backs (66-67) always won last year, their season seemingly turning on a d...
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