Nolasco beats Diamondbacks in Dodgers debut, 6-1
PHOENIX (AP) — Ricky Nolasco gave up four hits over seven innings in his Dodgers debut and surging Los Angeles beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night for its 14th victory in 17 games.
Nolasco (6-8), acquired Saturday in a trade with the Miami Marlins, also doubled and singled, driving in a run and scoring another.
Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs for Los Angeles but Hanley Ramirez went 0 for 4, snapping his 19-game hitting streak.
Ian Kennedy (3-5), facing the Dodgers for the first time since serving a 10-game suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl between the teams a month ago in Los Angeles, allowed six runs, five earned, and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings. He hit Ramirez with a pitch in the first inning.
The Dodgers pulled within 2½ games of the NL West-leading Diamondbacks.