PHOENIX — Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez hit home runs, Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings and the Dodgers inched closer to clinching the NL West with a 9-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
One day after coming off the disabled list, Matt Kemp went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs.
The Dodgers, who were once in last place 9½ games out, snapped a four-game skid and would clinch the division by beating Arizona tonight.
Greinke (15-3) allowed two runs in six innings to improve to 7-0 in his last nine starts.
Patrick Corbin (14-7) gave up six runs in two innings plus three batters, his shortest outing of the year. After starting the season 12-1, Corbin is 2-6 in his last 10 starts.
Hanley Ramirez, who had missed the previous four games with a sore back, reached base four times .
The Dodgers won’t have Clayton Kershaw on the mound tonight as had been scheduled. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before the game that Kershaw has been pushed back three days to give him some added rest. Right-hander Stephen Fife
(4-3, 3.38 ERA) will start in what the Dodgers hope will be the clincher tonight.