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Dodgers Seek Sweep of Diamondbacks After 6-4 Victory on Saturday

The Los Angeles Dodgers seek a three-game sweep of their NL West rivals the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday after a 6-4 comeback the night prior.

The Los Angeles Dodgers go for the sweep of their division rival the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, just 12 short hours after rallying to beat the Snakes 6-4 on Saturday night.

Red-hot hitters Justin Turner and Joc Pederson hit homers for the second consecutive game and Howie Kendrick singled home the winning-run in the bottom of the seventh to complete the comeback.

"We're playing great baseball and it's fun to be a part of," said Pederson after the game. "I don't feel that anyone needs to put the team on their back. If someone doesn't do the job, the next person behind them will pick them up. That's part of being a great team."

Turner went 2-for-3 with a double and solo shot in the first inning. Turner has homered three out of the last four games.

Scott Baker made his second start of the season for Los Angeles in his Dodger Stadium debut. Baker wasn't as sharp as he was a week earlier in San Diego. On Saturday, Baker allowed four runs on seven hits in just four short innings.

"I was kind of fighting myself out there a little bit," said Baker. "Mechanically, I just wasn't where I needed to be to get the ball down consistently. It happens sometimes. I'm thankful the guys were able to pick me up tonight and score the runs that we needed."

Paul Goldschmidt continues to kill the Dodgers with his bat. "Goldie" hit a two-run homer in the first inning and has a league high, 16 home runs and 52 RBIs against LA since Aug. 1, 2011.

Aaron Hill also homered against Baker in the fourth inning to give Arizona a 4-3 lead.

Jeremy Hellickson allowed three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings before being replaced by Evan Marshall (0-1) who handed the game back to the Dodgers.

"We just didn't do enough to win, obviously," said Arizona manager Chip Hale. "We had the lead there late, and we just have to figure out a way to win. Our bullpen is going to have to figure out what it takes to get these guys out."

Pederson hit a game-tying home run for the seventh inning. It was his fourth consecutive blast in as many games, making him the first Dodgers rookie to homer in four straight games since Bill Sudakis in 1969.

Jimmy Rollins got an important insurance run in the eighth. Rollins only had two RBIs in his previous 63 at-bats.

Yasmani Grandal who scored the run, battled back from an 0-for-13 slump with a season-high three hits.

Juan Nicasio (1-1) pitched three scoreless innings in relief and won his first game in a Dodgers uniform.

Chris Hatcher picked up the save, his second of the season. The Dodgers bullpen has not allowed a run in six consecutive games.

Game Notes:
Scott Van Slyke extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a single in the third.

Actor/Comedian Nick Kroll from the hit show The League threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.

The Dodgers are on a three-game winning streak and are now 12-2 at home. They have scored five runs or more in each of those dozen victories.

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