Diamondbacks lose 7-4 to Dodgers after Bradley struggles
PHOENIX — Archie Bradley had electric stuff, the kind that had his manager wondering if something special was in the making.
Once the Arizona right-hander lost his rhythm, the night turned ugly.
Bradley took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but allowed three homers before being pulled in the Diamondbacks' 7-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
"(I had) really good stuff until the fifth and just hit a wall," Bradley said.
Bradley (2-3) was sharp against the Dodgers early, only to come unraveled after Joc Peterson led off with a homer. The right-hander walked the next two batters and Chase Utley lined a two-run single to put the Dodgers up 3-2.
Justin Turner hit Bradley's first pitch of the sixth out to left for a homer and Pederson hit his second later in the inning, a solo shot that put the Dodgers up 5-3.
Bradley was done after that, allowing five runs and four hits with nine strikeouts and three walks.
"It was a tough one to watch because he had no-hit stuff. He really did," Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said.
The Dodgers had a tough time watching after their starting pitcher went down in a heap.
Rookie right-hander Kenta Maeda (6-4) pitched effectively into the sixth inning before leaving the game in considerable pain after being struck on the right leg by Paul Goldschmidt's line drive. Maeda was unable to put weight on his leg while leaving the field, but was walking around fine in the clubhouse after the game.
X-rays were negative and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he's expecting Maeda to make his next start.
"I held my breath, certainly," Roberts said. "In light of what's happened this season and prior to, that would have been a tough one."
The Dodgers overcame Maeda's injury with a string of homers and big hits.
Los Angeles' bullpen held after Maeda's injury and Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save, ending the Dodgers' losing streak at three games.
"We came up with some big hits," Pederson said.
Maeda has had a strong first season with the Dodgers after eight years playing in Japan, particularly on the road, where he had gone 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA in five starts.
He gave up run-scoring singles in the first, third and fifth innings to the Diamondbacks, but the Dodgers were up 5-3 after knocking around Bradley.
Maeda's night ended painfully when Goldschmidt lined a ball back at him. He managed to lob the ball to first for the out, but immediately went down clutching his knee. Los Angeles' trainers raced out to help him and he was eventually able to get up, needing help to the clubhouse.
Maeda allowed three runs and six hits with six strikeouts.
"Where it hit, it was some kind of nerve," Roberts said. "As he feels now, he's considerably better. There's a bruise there, but it was the nerve that made the leg go dead."
Jean Segura had four hits and scored two runs for Arizona.
Jansen has 160 career saves, one from tying Eric Gagne's team record. ... Goldschmidt has reached base safely in 19 straight games after hitting a run-scoring single in the third inning. ... Utley has scored 999 career runs. ... The Dodgers' Howie Kendrick has reached base safely in all eight career games at Chase Field.
Dodgers: OF Yasiel Puig homered and went 1 for 2 for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in his first rehab start since straining his left hamstring. ... RHP Brandon McCarthy (Tommy John surgery) is scheduled to make a rehab start at Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, followed by LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder surgery) on Friday.
Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (sprained finger) was scheduled to make his second rehab start with Single-A Visalia on Tuesday night.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw has been dominant headed into Wednesday's series finale against Arizona, leading the majors in ERA (1.52) and strikeouts (122) while winning seven straight decisions.
Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin is 3-4 with a save and 3.78 ERA in 10 career games against the Dodgers.