Diamondbacks beat Dodgers 4-1

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brandon Allen's two-run homer highlighted a four-run fifth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night.

Chad Billingsley was cruising along, having retired the first 13 batters he faced before the Diamondbacks got to him for three consecutive one-out hits in the fifth. Then, with two outs, the right-hander allowed another three hits in a row.

Billingsley struck out five and walked one in six innings, losing his third game in a row for the first time this season. He hadn't lost that many in a row since April 2008, when he dropped four, including two against Arizona.

Max Scherzer allowed one run and seven hits in 7-and-two-thirds innings for the win.

Arizona leads the series 2-1.

The finale is set for tonight in Los Angeles.