Juan Uribe comes to the plate at Dodger Stadium after hitting three home runs in his first three at bats. The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-1.
Coming off a three-game sweep by the Reds, the Dodgers recovered in huge fashion with an 8-1 victory over Arizona Monday night.
They hit six home runs in the game, with Juan Uribe blasting three of them.
The onslaught started in the second inning with back-to-back solo homers from Andre Ethier and Uribe. Then in the third they smacked two more: Adrian Gonzalez'e two-run homer and Uribe's second solo shot.
It was the first time since Sept. 18, 2006, that the Dodgers hit four home runs, but they did not stop there.
Two more homers came in the fifth, both solo, one from Hanley Ramirez, and a third from Uribe!
It was the first time in his career that Uribe hit three home runs in a game. He came up in the seventh with a chance to tie Shawn Green's Dodger record with four home runs in a single game, and hit an infield single to third, scoring his fourth RBI of the game.
This is the second time this season that Uribe has been the big headline in a game. Last time was in San Francisco, when he went 3-5 with a double, triple and home run with seven RBIs.
On the mound, Ricky Nolasco has a strong outing of 6.2 innings, three hits, one run -- unearned -- and six strikeouts. The only Diamondback run scored in the fifth after Martin Prado reached on a throwing error by Uribe, and Didi Gregorius doubled him in with two outs. Nolasco won his fourth straight start, and is 10-2 since joining the Dodgers.
Out of the pen, J.P. Howell, Carlos Marmol and Kenley Jansen combined for 2.1 scoreless innings with one hit and two walks.
The 8-1 win snaps the Dodger's four-game losing streak, and knocks their Magic Number down to eight games.
In other elimination news, the Giants and the Rockies were both eliminated from NL West contention on Monday.
The Dodgers look to get a winning streak started on Tuesday against Trevor Cahill, and will be sending Edinson Volquez to the mound.