LOS ANGELES – So a lot for Mookie Betts having the night time off. The Los Angeles Dodgers wanted his bat within the ninth inning and their All-Star got here up large off the bench.
Max Muncy hit a tying infield single and Betts singled house the profitable run with two outs, serving to the Dodgers edge the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Thursday for his or her main league-leading forty fifth comeback victory.
“I think that may be one of my first pinch hits, so that part was pretty cool,” Betts mentioned. “I was hoping not to hit, but you get to a point where the situation calls and you turn your brain on and you’re ready to go.”
The Dodgers did not take the lead till Arizona starter Zac Gallen left after eight innings. He struck out a career-high 13.
Gallen retired the primary 11 batters he confronted, hanging out 5 in a row. He struck out the aspect within the eighth. The right-hander allowed one run and two hits in a career-best eight innings.
“He was just in complete control, domination,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned. “He’s fun to watch. I’m glad we don’t see him again this year.”
Craig Kimbrel (6-6) obtained the win regardless of once more struggling within the ninth.
“The stuff is starting to slide a little bit, the fastball velocity,” Roberts mentioned. “I’ve just got to continue to look at this. We’ve got to have our best guys at the back end.”
Christian Walker slammed a 435-foot shot into the left-center discipline pavilion – his thirty sixth homer general and sixth in opposition to the Dodgers this season – for a 2-1 lead in opposition to Kimbrel.
Cody Bellinger doubled off the right-field wall main off the underside of the ninth in opposition to Reyes Moronta (1-1).
“He was ahead of Bellinger 0-2 and then it ended up being a 3-2 pitch kind of down in the bottom of the zone, right in his honey hole,” D-backs supervisor Torey Lovullo mentioned. “We simply could not make some pitches in a key state of affairs to Bellinger. It’s robust to navigate by way of that, particularly the blokes who have been arising behind him.”
After Trea Turner grounded out to third, Freddie Freeman was intentionally walked. Will Smith loaded the bases on an infield single that diving shortstop Geraldo Perdomo kept from reaching the outfield.
“Belli did an amazing job getting on second base main off, then we obtained somewhat momentum,” Smith said.
Joe Mantiply came in to face Muncy, who hit a slow roller to third that scored Bellinger for a 2-all tie.
Dodgers starter Julio Urias gave up one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander struck out five and walked one.
Gallen gave up a pair of two-out hits – a triple by Smith and an RBI double by Muncy – that allowed the Dodgers to tie it 1-all in the fourth.
“He was making pitches and keeping us off balance and kind of stalled us for a little bit,” Smith said.
The D-backs led 1-0 on Stone Garrett’s sacrifice fly in the third. Sergio Alcantara singled and Daulton Varsho followed by grounding into a fielder’s choice. Second baseman Gavin Lux’s throwing error allowed Alcantara to take third, and Varsho moved up to second. Three batters later, Alcantara scored.
In the ninth, the Dodgers challenged Kimbrel hitting pinch-hitter Jake McCarthy with a pitch leading off. After a review, crew chief James Hoye announced the call stood.
McCarthy thought he’d stolen second to put the go-ahead run in scoring position, but another replay review overturned the safe call. Walker then came to the plate and put the D-backs ahead on a 2-2 pitch from Kimbrel.
Dodgers: All-Star RHP Tony Gonsolin (forearm) threw to hitters in an up-and-down bullpen using his entire pitch mix. “The stuff appeared good,” Roberts said. “My eyes have been telling me it was a very good effort.” The 16-game winner will throw another bullpen in a couple of days. … RHP Blake Treinen (shoulder) won’t throw again until Saturday and see how he responds. “He’s frustrated. He’s not bouncing back,” Roberts said. … RHP Brusdar Graterol (elbow) was activated off the IL. … LHP David Price (wrist) threw a simulated inning to hitters. “He looked good. He was letting it go,” Roberts mentioned.
Turner went 0 for 4, together with two strikeouts, to snap his 18-game hitting streak.
Turner additionally had one other streak finish. He had reached base safely in every of his final 47 video games in opposition to the D-backs, the longest present streak for any energetic batter in opposition to any workforce.
Diamondbacks: Hadn’t introduced a starter for Friday’s opener of a three-game sequence in opposition to San Francisco.
Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (3-2, 2.66 ERA) begins in opposition to Albert Pujols and the Cardinals within the sequence opener Friday.
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