Matt Kemp and Dee Gordon made their returns to the Dodgers on Tuesday -- Kemp after missing two games with shoulder inflammation and Gordon after missing 57 games following thumb surgery. Kemp went 1-for-3, while Gordon only came in to pinch-run in the eighth. Gordon's appearance was his first since he injured his thumb sliding into third base on July 4. As for Kemp, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, "I can't say he's 100 percent, I'm sure he's not, but he feels good and is ready to go." D-backs: Young on the mend
D-backs center fielder Chris Young is optimistic he could return to the lineup in the near future. He hasn't started since he injured his right quad on Sept. 3. Young had an MRI exam on Tuesday that revealed a strain, and he ran before batting practice. "Just a mild strain," Young said. "It's just based on when I feel like I can go 100 percent. The MRI didn't change anything as far as how I'm treating it. I want to get back as soon as possible. But being a center fielder, you can't come back at 70 percent. As a center fielder, you have to be able to cover a lot of ground." Worth noting
D-backs catcher Miguel Montero has nine hits and three walks in 20 plate appearances against Harang, for a batting average of .529. The Dodgers have gone 16-11 on the road since the All-Star break, compared with an 11-17 mark at home. A win Thursday in the final game this season between these two clubs would give Arizona 12 wins in 18 games against the Dodgers this year. That would be the most since the D-backs took 13 of 18 in 2005. With their win Tuesday, the D-backs improved to 12-24 in one-run games this season.