Wood (14-1) outdueled his former teammate Zack Greinke, allowing just two runs on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts in six strong innings.
"When he's obviously not at his best and still goes five innings, strikes out 10", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, "that's obviously encouraging". "Got the punch when he needed to", Roberts said.
Except Lamb won this day.
"I'm absolutely nervous", said LA fan Chris Peterson, 39, of Modesto. They were charged with 19 runs in 11 1/3 innings over the Dodgers' first four games here. "It's downhill fastballs to both sides of the plate", Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.
In the Dodgers' half of the sixth, Turner doubled in two runs.
These teams that Jay Jaffe wrote about went on some of the greatest runs in regular season history.
Los Angeles longest losing streak of the season is three games and the club has only dropped two or more games in a row six times during the campaign.
But the Diamondbacks have actually outscored the Dodgers head-to-head 53-50 and have had the upper hand at Chase Field where they have won three of the five meetings and outscored the Dodgers, 34-22.
Arizona is 13-3 in Greinke's last 16 turns in the rotation. So fans aren't anxious about losing the division lead, more so just anxious about how the loss of the ace would affect the morale of a team running through and taking everybody's lunch money like the bullies they are.
As the Major League Baseball season reaches the final stretch, teams have already sold off their top players and geared up for the future, while others acquired some major pieces to make a serious run at a World Series Championship. "I know these guys are feeling that".
David Hernandez (2-0) got the third out in the seventh for Arizona to earn the win.
Iannetta led off the seventh with a single off Brandon Morrow and Kenta Maeda struck out.
Meanwhile, Banda (1-2) lasted only four innings - he retired seven straight before being lifted for a pinch-hitter - in what was his third career start and second filling in for a concussed Robbie Ray.
Lamb's homer came on a 1-2 count. "It was the second one of the AB". I was at the game where Devin Booker was talking about not letting Russell Westbrook get that triple-double.
Brock Stewart gave two of the runs back on a homer by Iannetta in the bottom of the sixth. And if you were to ask right fielder Yasiel Puig, he'd tell you it really doesn't matter who they square off with in October.
Archie Bradley shut down the Dodgers in the eighth inning then shouted "This is our house" as he stormed off the mound. "I'm a competitor and the emotion's coming out of me". "As we remember, back in 2001 with the Mariners having the best record of all time ... fell flat in the first round". "I don't like seeing blue in the stands".
The Dodgers have been en fuego and still have the Majors lowest team ERA even though the best pitcher in baseball, Clayton Kershaw (15-2 2.04 ERA), has been on the DL with a back issue and has not appeared in a game since July 23rd. Unfortunately, nothing else was clicking with the rest of the lineup to back up Martinez's performance.
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