During a baseball season, there are going to be highs and lows, and it’s been that way for the Dodgers (9-10), who lost two of three games to Arizona (12-8) this past weekend at Chase Field, but won on Sunday 6-2.
Yasmani Grandal’s two-run homer was part of a six-run fifth inning that included a two-run double from Adrian Gonzalez (two hits with a run) and a two-run, two-base hit from Corey Seager (two hits and a run).
Brandon McCarthy (3-0) toured seven effective innings, allowing two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and one walk.
On Saturday, the Diamondbacks, second in the National League West behind first-place Colorado, creamed the Boys in Blue 11-5 behind four doubles from David Peralta (three runs) and Yasmany Tomas (two hits including a homer), who drove in three runs.
Down by one run on Friday, Arizona scored nine times in the eighth inning and prevailed 13-5.
Paul Goldschmidt (double and single) drove in two runs and scored a pair, while Jake Lamb, Tomas and Chris Iannetta all drove in two and scored a run.
Seager (three hits) clubbed a two-run rocket in the first and added a run-scoring single.
Clayton Kershaw (3-1), a three-time Cy Young winner and a former NL Most Valuable Player, earned a 4-2 win over visiting Colorado on Wednesday, working seven innings and surrendering two runs with five hits, striking out 10 and walking one.
Enrique Hernandez doubled and tripled, scored a run and drove in a run while Scott Van Slyke chimed in with a solo homer.
Nolan Arenado (three hits) drilled a two-run shot in the first and a solo blast in the fifth as the Rockies edged the Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday.
Peralta finished with three singles and a triple as the Diamondbacks took out the Boys of Summer 4-2 on Monday at Dodger Stadium.
Logan Forsythe had a sacrifice fly in the second that made it 1-0 and Hernandez walloped a solo homer in the fourth for a 2-0 lead.