Kemp was hitting below .200 post All-Star break before getting back on track on August 15th, as he is now hitting .310 with two home runs, six RBI, and five runs scored in 13 games. Justin Turner singled to begin the eighth inning, which was followed by Manny Machado's 10-pitch walk to set up Kemp's game-winner. Archie Bradley gave up Kemp's 19th home run on a 3-2 pitch, as the reliever suffered his fifth loss.
Kenta Maeda came in and threw a perfect eighth inning to improve to 8-8 on the year. Kenley Jansen then worked the ninth and overcame a two-out double from Nick Ahmed to record his 34th save in 38 tries. Ketel Marte popped up with the runner at second to end the game, as Arizona has now dropped two of the first three games of this series.
It's been some clutch long balls that have powered the Dodgers, as Justin Turner had the game-winning solo shot in the eighth inning of Friday's game for a Dodger victory. They did struggle early on and struck out 13 times in Saturday's win, including six in a row at one point against starter Patrick Corbin. The D-backs; hurler gave up three hits and struck out seven on the day, as he has now struck out the Dodgers 31 times in four starts this season.
Paul Goldschmidt did single in the sixth to extend his road on-base streak to a franchise-record 44th straight contest. These two teams will battle for the top spot in the NL West in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.