Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 1 — Second inning power

Ryan Roberts hits the second of back-to-back home runs in the second inning Sunday in Los Angeles (AP photo/Mark J. Terrill

For the second consecutive game, the Diamondbacks’ offense was kept at bay for eight innings.

But for the second consecutive game it didn’t matter.

Arizona used a four run second inning to power pass the Dodgers Sunday 4-1 and take the team’s first series in Los Angeles since 2007.

Xavier Nady and Ryan Roberts hit back-to-back homers off of Ted Lilly to highlight the frame.

“[Stephen] Drew had a good at-bat in front of me, and then I saw a couple of pitches and obviously got something I could handle,” Nady told MLB.com. “Lilly was tough on me after that, and tough on everybody. He just had that one bad inning.”

The fourth D-Backs run scored on a Chris Young sacrifice fly.

Ian Kennedy (4-1) pitched six innings of four hit, one run baseball to earn the win.

“Today was pretty much a battle, trying to throw strikes,” Kennedy said. “My command wasn’t as good as it had been and my curve ball wasn’t as sharp as it had been. So I had to rely on my defense, and our offense carried me early on.”

J.J. Putz pitched a scoreless ninth frame to take his ninth save of the season in as many chances.

The D-Backs had just one hit Saturday, but still pulled out the victory.

The win salvaged a 3-6 road trip for the D-Backs on their three-city NL West trek.

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