As streaks end, Dodgers go down Hill
By Jon Weisman
When Rich Hill struck out Brandon Drury in the second inning tonight, that gave him 27 consecutive outs — the final batter he faced September 3, plus all 21 on September 10 and the first five Diamondbacks this evening.
The next hitter, former Dodger minor-leaguer Kyle Jensen, homered. In his 21st inning as a Dodger, Hill had given up his first run.
Things started to unravel slowly after that. Arizona scored another run in the third inning, then sported a Big 5 in the fifth against Hill and Louis Coleman, on their way to a 7-3 victory over Los Angeles.
Hill was charged with four earned runs for the first time in 2016. Coleman, who hadn’t allowed a run or inherited run since July 22, was hit with both, the topper being a three-run homer by 18-game veteran Mitch Haniger.
Down 7-1 in the seventh, the Dodgers scored twice with nobody out, but their next nine hitters were retired. Chase Utley, who had reached base his first four times up, made the final out.