Christian Walker leads late rally against Dodgers


It’s coming, Christian Walker kept insisting. At some point, the D-backs’ offense would snap out of its early-season funk.

It finally did in a four-run, eighth-inning rally that propelled the D-backs past the Dodgers, 5-3, on Friday night at Chase Field.

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Walker was right in the middle of the action, as his three-run double off Blake Treinen gave the D-backs a 4-3 lead. David Peralta added an RBI single for an insurance run.

Trailing 2-1 heading into the eighth, the D-backs caught a break when Justin Turner committed a one-out error. Later in the frame, with two outs and runners on second and third, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts elected to intentionally walk Eduardo Escobar, who was hitting .133, to load the bases for Walker.

Walker came into the game as one of the few D-backs swinging the bat well and he laced a line drive over Mookie Betts’ head in center to clear the bases.


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