Dodgers edge Dbacks 1-0 on Blake's sacrifice flyPosted: Updated:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Another tough loss for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Chad Billingsley scattered four hits over six innings, Casey Blake hit a sacrifice fly and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the D-backs 1-0 last night.
Billingsley (7-3) struck out nine and walked four, rebounding strongly after back-to-back losses against the Angels and Cubs.
The right-hander has allowed no more than two earned runs in eight of his 12 starts this season.
Ramon Troncoso escaped a jam in the eighth when shortstop Rafael Furcal fielded Miguel Montero's sharp grounder with runners at the corners and stepped on second base before completing an inning-ending double play.
Jonathan Broxton pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 15 games, completing the combined seven-hitter and securing the Dodgers' second 1-0 win this season.
Jon Garland (4-5) yielded one run and four hits and struck out six in his Dodger Stadium debut.
Garland and Billingsley matched zeros until the sixth inning when James Loney hit his first triple of the season past a diving Garardo Parra near the left-field line and Blake followed with his scoring flyball.
The NL West-leading Dodgers improved their best record in the majors to 37-18 while Arizona is 11-14 since player personnel director A.J. Hinch replaced Bob Melvin as manager on May 8.