MLB GAME RECAP

Dodgers hand D-backs’ Greinke first home loss

Sports Xchange

August 09, 2017 at 9:51 pm.

Aug 9, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger hits a solo home run in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 9, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger hits a solo home run in the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

PHOENIX — Cody Bellinger homered and scored twice, and the Los Angeles Dodgers handed Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke his first home loss in 13 starts this season in a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Chase Field.

Bellinger homered in the second inning and doubled to open a two-run seventh inning, helping the Dodgers earn their 33rd comeback victory of the season.

Joc Pederson drove in Bellinger with a two-out double off Greinke (13-5) to tie the game. Yasiel Puig followed with single for a 3-2 lead, knocking Greinke out of the game. Pederson is 4-for-12 with two RBIs against Greinke in his career.

Greinke, a former Dodger who had been 10-0 at home, gave up four hits, walked four and struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings.

Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood (14-1) gave up two runs on six hits in six innings. He struck out four and waked one. Wood passed Greinke for sole possession of second place in the National League in victories.

The Dodgers (80-33) have won 14 of 16 games and 45 of 53. They have won 14 of their past 17 series, splitting the other three, and they will look to win the current three-game series behind Yu Darvish, who makes his second start for Los Angeles on Thursday.

Paul Goldschmidt homered and J.D. Martinez had two hits and an RBI for the Diamondbacks, who had won four of six. The D-backs (64-49) are 37-19 at home, second to the Dodgers in the majors. Arizona slipped a half-game behind the Colorado Rockies in the race for the NL’s first wild card.

The Dodgers have at least two extra-base hits in each of the past 53 games, extending their major league record since at least 1913, according to STATS.

Kenley Jansen pitched around a one-out hit batsman in the ninth inning for his 29th save.

Bellinger hit the second pitch he saw in the second inning for his 33rd homer, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.

Goldschmidt tied it with one out in the fourth inning with his 26th homer, a shot that hit high off the batter’s eye in center field.

Martinez’s RBI single in the sixth gave the Diamondbacks a 2-1 lead.

NOTES: Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (lower back strain) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session Friday, manager Dave Roberts said. Kershaw has been on the disabled list since July 24. … Arizona LHP Robbie Ray threw a 33-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and said he felt no ill effects. Ray has passed the concussion protocol after being struck on the head with a line drive in a game July 28. His next start has not been scheduled, manager Torey Lovullo said. … Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (lumbar disk) hit this week and is expected to begin a rehab assignment at Class A Rancho Cucamonga shortly. He is not expected to join the team until after rosters expand Sept. 1, Roberts said. Ethier was placed on the disabled list March 30 and has not played this season. He is earning $17.5 million this season and has a $17.5 million option for 2018 that includes a $2.5 million buyout. … New Hall of Famer Tim Raines threw out a ceremonial first pitch.