LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: Right fielder Justin Upton #10 of the Arizona Diamondbacks can't catch a home run ball hit by Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning on September 2, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks Blow Two 2-Run Leads, Fall To Dodgers 5-4

Adrian Gonzalez doubles in the winning runs off J.J. Putz; D-backs settle for series split.

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Wade Miley's Effort Wasted In Dodgers' Comeback Win

The Arizona Diamondbacks hit two home runs and got another quality start from rookie sensation Wade Miley, but it was all for not as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a pair of two-run deficits to win Sunday's game 5-4 on a walkoff double by Adrian Gonzalez.

The Dodgers got runners on first and second, Mark Ellis and Shane Victorino, off D-backs closer J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth with one out. Gonzalez roped a line drive to right field, bringing home Ellis easily. The throw to get the speedy Victorino at the plate never had a chance.

Putz blew his fourth save opportunity of the season. The Diamondbacks (66-69) head to San Francisco next.

Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero got his fourth career hit against Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano. Three of those are home runs, including the two-run shot Montero hit in the top of the fourth inning to give the D-backs a 3-1 lead.

Arizona trailed 1-0 after Matt Kemp homered off Miley to lead off the second inning. The Dodgers had a chance to add on, but stranded runners at first and third .

John McDonald tied it with a solo home run in the top of the third, and the Dodgers had recorded two out with Capuano ahead on Montero early in the count in the fourth. Montero worked it to 3-2, then launched his home run into the Arizona bullpen.

Diamondbacks made it 4-2 in the seventh, but the Dodgers cut it to one in their half of the seventh and had runners on second and third after D-backs outfielders Justin Upton and Chris Young let Gonzalez's fly ball to deep right-center drop due to miscommunication.

Brad Ziegler got Kemp to ground out harmlessly to shortstop to the end the inning, however.

The D-backs fell to 11-22 in one run games this season.


Diamondbacks Claim Cody Ransom Off Waivers

Cody Ransom will be returning to the Arizona Diamondbacks after the team claimed the utility infielder off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, according to the D-backs Twitter account.

Ransom will be rejoining the D-backs once rosters expand Saturday, according to the team. The 36-year-old Ransom hit .269/.345/.577 in 58 plate appearances with Arizona earlier this season before the Milwaukee claimed him off the waivers. As a Brewer though, Ransom hit an uninspiring .196/.293/.345 line in 194 plate appearances, striking out 41% of his at-bats.

Still, Ransom has shown the ability to hit for power for Arizona in the past, stroking five home runs in just 85 at bats as a reserve over the past two seasons in a D-backs uniform. Ransom can also play four infield positions and should see the occasional start down the stretch at third base and shortstop.

For more information on Diamondbacks' baseball as we near the playoffs, head on over to AZ Snake Pit.


D-backs Vs. Dodgers: Arizona's Six-Game Losing Streak Is History

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled against a number of teams this season, but the Los Angeles Dodgers aren' one of them. The D-backs added to the Dodgers' struggles -- despite all of their new stars in the lineup -- with a 2-0 win at Dodger Stadium Thursday night.

Thursday's game was the opener of a key four-game series for both teams. The Dodgers are trying to catch San Francisco for first place in the NL West, and the Diamondbacks are just trying to stay in the postseason hunt.

Arizona's six-game losing streak ended thanks to Ian Kennedy's start, no runs on two hits in 6 1/3 innings, a two-run home run for struggling Chris Young and a huge defensive play by Aaron Hill in the seventh inning to kill a a Dodgers rally.

Young homered off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning. The Dodgers still had time to come back, but Kennedy shut them down. When he exited the game, Brad Ziegler, David Hernandez and J.J. Putz shut out L.A. the rest of the way.

The Dodgers managed just five hits for the game. The series continues Friday when Trevor Cahill takes the hill for the Diamondbacks against Aaron Harang of the Dodgers at 7:10 p.m.

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