DLD Recap: Lux Dazzles in Extra-Innings Win Over Diamondbacks

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Post-Game Briefing

After dropping their first series of the season to the Rockies at home, the Dodgers rode a two-game losing streak into Arizona, looking to capitalize and get back to their winning ways against the Diamondbacks. Despite being streaky at times, leaving 15 runners on base over Tuesday’s 10 innings, the Dodgers’ offense managed to drive in 10 runs on 10 hits and 12 walks. Most notably on the night for the offensive unit, Dodgers rookie Gavin Lux launched his first and second home runs of the 2020 season, leading the way to a 10-9 Dodgers victory.

Walker Buehler made his first start since last week in Los Angeles versus the same Diamondbacks squad on Tuesday night. However, Buehler’s five scoreless innings a week ago were not even closely replicated this go-around, as Buehler worked through just two and two-thirds innings while allowing a pair of home runs. A late surge by the Dodgers’ offense saved Buehler from being given a loss in the scorebook in this one.

Scoring Plays

  • TOP 2ND: Lux solo home run (1-0 LAD)
  • BOT 3RD: Varsho solo home run (1-1)
  • BOT 3RD: Marte RBI on throwing error (2-1 ARI)
  • BOT 3RD: Walker RBI groundout (3-1 ARI)
  • BOT 3RD: Calhoun two-run home run (5-1 ARI)
  • TOP 5TH: Taylor RBI single (5-2 ARI)
  • BOT 6TH: Peralta RBI groundout (6-2 ARI)
  • TOP 7TH: Lux RBI single (6-3 LAD)
  • TOP 7TH: Rios RBI double (6-5 LAD)
  • TOP 7TH: Betts RBI single (6-6)
  • TOP 10TH: Taylor RBI fielder’s choice (7-6 LAD)
  • TOP 10TH: Lux three-run home run (10-6 LAD)
  • BOT 10TH: Walker two-run home run (10-8 LAD)
  • BOT 10TH: Peralta RBI single (10-9 LAD)

Play of the Game

After gaining a one-run lead in the tenth inning, Gavin Lux put the nail in the coffin with a three-run home run. The homer was Lux’s second of the night and played a crucial role in the Dodgers’ victory, earning itself Dodgers-LowDown’s Play of the Game recognition.

Player of the Game

The Dodgers’ rookie phenom, Gavin Lux, had the first defining game of his career in Arizona on Tuesday, smashing two home runs while collecting five RBI and a walk. For his outstanding performance at the plate, Lux is Dodgers-LowDown’s Player of the Game honors.

Up Next

The Dodgers will continue this series with another game against the Diamondbacks, scheduled for 6:40 PM PDT, on Wednesday when Clayton Kershaw is set to take on Taylor Clarke and the D-Backs. The start will be Kershaw’s seventh of 2020.

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017. Follow him on Twitter at @ArrickJoel and follow @DodgersLowDown for more.