Tim Locastro took one for the team and helped the Arizona Diamondbacks erase a two-run deficit against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon.
Locastro, an Auburn native, came to the plate in the eighth inning with the Diamondbacks trailing 2-1. With a 2-2 count, he was hit by a pitch for the 10th time this season. He advanced to second on a ground out, then scored the tying run on an RBI double by Jarrod Dyson.
It was a busy week for Auburn native Tim Locastro, and he made the most of his opportunities…
The game went to extra innings and Locastro came up in the 10th inning with runners on second and first. The Diamondbacks opted to have him bunt. He reached base on a fielder's choice after the Dodgers got the force out at third. The next two Arizona batters struck out and lined out to end the inning.
The Diamondbacks won the game in the 11th inning. Eduardo Escobar led off with a triple. After the Dodgers intentionally walked Ketel Marte, David Peralta hit a walk-off RBI single.
Arizona won 3-2 to avoid being swept by the Dodgers.
Locastro finished 0-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and the hit by pitch. It's the 10th time he's been hit by a pitch this season, tying him for second in the majors.
Locastro and the Diamondbacks will travel east for their next series. Arizona opens a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m.