Los Angeles (AP) — Justin Turner and AJ Pollock scored a tie and opener with the same infielder in the eighth inning, while the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Wednesday night to score three goals. rice field. -Game sweep.
The Dodgers got better news after the game was over. San Francisco lost to Milwaukee 5-2, and Los Angeles dominated NL West, the lead in half-game with rival Giants.
The World Series defending champions haven’t been in the lead since April 25th. They will be off Thursday and will begin an important showdown in San Francisco on Friday after the Giants finish their series with the Brewers.
The Dodgers led Max Scherzer 2-0, and after finishing 76 pitches, the hamstrings were tight and dominated the Braves, the leader in the NL East. The right-handed hit 9 and walked nothing in 6 innings.
“It was easy,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “He knows his body better than anyone. He knows when to push himself and when he gets smarter.”
Dansby Swanson hits a tiebreaker solo home run — His 26th — In his 8th, he gave Atlanta a 3-2 lead. He was hitless with three at-bats with Scherzer.
“Everything he threw was on the edge,” Swanson said. “He mixed the pitches well. It was as if we were pitching in a way we had never seen before. He was really, really good.”
Dodgers tied it in 3 In the hole between the third and shortstop in Turner’s single. It doubled in Max Muncy’s ground out and won third place Trea Turner.
Corey Seager faced Chris Martin (2-4), putting Justin Turner in second place with two outs. Pollock passed the same hole as Justin Turner, who had a 4-3 lead, in a single.
Phil Bickford (3-1) won. Joe Kelly threw a ninth to win his fifth career save.
Mookie Betts hit four times for the second time this season.
The Braves suffered three consecutive losses for the first time since the four-game skid from June 9th to 12th. They also dropped their first road series in Pittsburgh from July 5th to 7th, losing seven straight games at Dodger Stadium and losing 10 out of 11.
Atlanta’s Division Lead fell to two games in Philadelphia.
“We didn’t hit enough consistently to give us a chance, but we threw the ball quite astoundingly,” Swanson said.
“There was a lot of good stuff in the series. I think this was a really really good experience for us as the end of the season and the playoffs are coming. I’m happy to get through it at the end of August instead of October.”
Brusdar Graterol gave up three straight hits, including Scherzer’s single, Travis d’Arnaud. Eddie Rosario’s home run It tied it with 2 in the 7th.
Manchester City delayed his 30th home run At the first off of Max Fried. This is the third time a first baseman has hit more than 30 home runs during the season. He also tripled third.
Austin Barnes returned home, leading third place to 2-0.
Scherzer first gave up the single to Freddie Freeman and then retired for 11 consecutive years.
The Braves had the potential to tie Rosario and Ele Adrianza in the fifth inning, but in a Max-Max match, Fried launched a swing to finish the inning.
After retiring from the 7th straight, Trea Turner took the lead in 6th place. He moved up with Fried’s wild pitch, but Justin Turner lined up second to finish the innings.
Braves: 2B Ozzie Albies was feeling better than expected the day after he was taken out of the field, smearing the pitch from his left knee. He will be reassessed on Thursday.
The Dodgers have added right-handed Ryan Meisinger and infielder / outfielder Zach McKinstry to their active roster. Meisinger was claimed by the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. He went 0-0 with six strikeouts in seven games with 12.27 ERA. McKinstrey returns to his third stint on the team. He hit .217 with 7 home runs and 29 RBIs in the Dodgers’ 59 games.
Braves: RHP Touky Toussaint (3-2, 3.60 ERA) will begin the opening round of four games set in Colorado on Thursday.
Dodgers: LHP David Price (4-2, 3.88) will start in San Francisco on Friday night. He is 0-2 in 3.92 ERA as a starter of the season and 0-3 in six career games with the Giants.
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