x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Billingsley silences D-Backs in Dodgers' win

Chad Billingsley got back to winning ways, pitching six shutout innings to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 win over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.

LOS ANGELES // Chad Billingsley got back to winning ways, pitching six shutout innings to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 win over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. The powerful right-hander struck out nine and threw 111 pitches to end a mini-slump of two straight lost decisions and three of his last four as he improved to 7-3 on the year. In a strong Dodgers pitching performance, reliever Ramon Troncoso escaped a first and third jam by forcing a double play in the eighth inning and closer Jonathan Broxton blew away the D-Backs in the ninth for his 13th save.

James Loney tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Casey Blake in the sixth for the Dodgers (37-18), who won the final two games of the three-game series with Arizona (23-31). * Reuters