The Arizona Diamondbacks scored early and managed to hold on for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night. The Diamondbacks avenged a 6-4 loss on Friday night and evened the series 1-1.
The Dodgers scored in the top of the second inning on a Matt Kemp home run to claim an early lead, but the Diamondbacks took command later in the inning on a home run by Brandon Allen to claim a 3-1 lead. Those three runs would turn out to be the entirety of the Diamondbacks' offense for the evening.
A good performance by Ian Kennedy, however, ensured that no more runs would be needed to get the win. Kennedy (10-3) allowed just five hits and two runs in seven innings, picking up seven strikeouts along the way.
The Diamondbacks are now 50-44, just four games back of the San Francisco Giants in the NL West. Arizona will be looking to cut into the Giants' division lead in Sunday's Game 3 against the Dodgers.