August 10, 2019 / 6:23 AM / a month ago

D-backs' Kelly ties, then beats Dodgers with homers

EditorsNote: changes to “the third” in 11th graf

Aug 9, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler (21) reacts after allowing a walk during the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Carson Kelly hit a game-tying home run in the ninth and a go-ahead homer in the 11th to lift the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win in Los Angeles on Friday night, ending the Dodgers’ five-game winning streak.

Kelly hit a two-run homer off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to tie the score at 2-2 and deny the win for starter Walker Buehler, who threw six shutout innings.

Kelly homered again off left-hander Julio Urias (4-3) to start the 11th. Kelly has 16 home runs this season.

Andrew Chafin (2-2) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for Arizona. Archie Bradley pitched the 11th for his third save, pitching around a leadoff walk, then had words with the Dodgers dugout, causing both benches to empty after the game was over.

Nick Ahmed was jammed by a Jansen pitch to start the ninth, but Ahmed managed to drop a single into shallow left field. Kelly, who hit a tying homer off Jansen in a game the Diamondbacks lost 5-4 in 10 innings at Dodger Stadium on July 3, fouled off back-to-back two-strike pitches before hitting a cut fastball into the seats in right-center field.

Buehler allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked three in the opener of a three-game series.

Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray matched Buehler except for a rocky third inning, when the Dodgers scored their only runs and produced their only two hits.

Ray struck out seven and walked three in his six innings.

The Dodgers made 22 consecutive outs before Joc Pederson walked to start the 11th inning.

Jarrod Dyson and Christian Walker also had two hits each for Arizona, which has won five of six.

Ray cruised through the first two innings before Corey Seager doubled off the wall in right to start the third. He came home on a sacrifice fly by A.J. Pollock for a 1-0 lead.

Another walk to Justin Turner brought up rookie catcher Will Smith, who lined a double into the left-center-field gap to score the second run. Smith improved to 6-for-9 with five extra-base hits with runners in scoring position and two outs this season.

The Diamondbacks went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position off Buehler.

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