Turner, Hernandez help Dodgers hold off D-backs | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Turner, Hernandez help Dodgers hold off D-backs | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe (11) celebrates with Justin Turner (10) and Corey Seager, right, after all three scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks on a double by Enrique Hernandez during the first inning Thursday, Aug 10, 2017, in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

PHOENIX — National League batting average leader Justin Turner and Kike Hernandez drove in a combined five runs, helping Yu Darvish pick up his second win in as many starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

The Dodgers, with two wins in the three-game series with Arizona, have won or tied 18 straight series, not having lost one since June 5-7 against Washington. They have won 15 of their last 17 games.

The Diamondbacks have lost four of five.

The Dodgers staked Darvish to a three-run lead before he even took the mound. Two singles and a two-out walk to Logan Forsythe brought up Hernandez, who with two strikes pulled a bases-clearing double into the left-field corner.

Darvish got out of the first two innings with six three-ball counts, and Arizona rallied as his pitch count climbed.

J.D. Martinez hit his 23rd home run, a solo shot in the fourth that was his seventh as a Diamondback. It cut the Dodgers’ lead to 3-2.

But Chris Taylor greeted reliever Jake Barrett with a line drive into the left-field seats on the first pitch of the fifth inning. Barrett walked Seager, and one out later, Cody Bellinger hit a dribbler up the third-base line that catcher Chris Iannetta fielded and threw wildly to first base, allowing Seager to score.

With two outs, Austin…

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