Arizona Riding 13-Game Winning Streak Cutting Dodgers Lead in Half

Is seems like just yesterday the Los Angeles Dodgers were leading the National League West by 21 games and on pace to set all-time records for most wins in a regular season.

However, the Arizona Diamondbacks have had something to say about that cutting the Dodgers lead in half in while winning 13 straight games.

On Wednesday, Adam Rosales a pinch hitter doubled the go-ahead run in during the seventh inning as Arizona overcame 1-0 deficit to sweep the Dodgers yet again.

Torey Lovullo the Arizona manager said his team was grinding, battling and staying together and that has helped the team win 13 consecutive.

This was the second time Arizona has swept the Dodgers in the 10 days and continues to own a comfortable lead for the top wildcard spot in the NL. With the loss, the Dodgers lost two straight series for the first time all season.

Los Angeles has lost six straight, the most all season and is 1-11 over their past 12 games played. Six of those losses were at the hands of the Diamondbacks, but after all that, the Dodgers still own the best record in baseball at 92-47.

The win gave Arizona its fourth straight sweep of a series and its seventh consecutive win on the road, which were firsts in the history of the franchise.

Los Angeles third baseman Justin Turner did not finish the game Wednesday he was ejected between innings after he argued balls and strikes when he led off the sixth inning.

After the game, he told reporters that he needs to be in more control as he cannot be ejected from a 1-1 games, but he added he did not think what he did warranted being ejected.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks could have come off the bench if needed on Wednesday, although trainers and coaches remain cautious due to the stiffness he has felt in his right elbow.

Arizona lefthander Patrick Corbin, who is 13-11 with an ERA of 3.83, will pitch for the team to open their new series on Friday against the visiting San Diego Padres.

The Dodgers have just 23 games left during the regular season and in all likelihood will not be caught by Arizona. But the two consecutive sweeps the Diamondback have had over Los Angeles will go a long way in giving them an advantage if the two teams met during the postseason.

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