LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers carried out two milestones Saturday at some level of their 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Betts hit his 200th dwelling urge, turning into the 27th engaging player to reach that complete. Blended with solo shots from Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman, it became as soon as the principle time the three Dodgers stars on the discontinue of the repeat dangle long past deep within the identical game.
“I judge that’s what you guys been speaking about since March. I desire I did it within the identical inning that they did,” mentioned Freeman, who leads the NL with 118 hits and is 2d in batting life like (.324). “It became as soon as correct a respectable total day for us and a respectable baseball game.”
Betts leads the Dodgers with 22 homers while Freeman and Turner dangle 15 apiece. Furthermore they are the team leaders in batting life like and RBIs. For a team that has relied largely on pitching due to the the amount of fellows who dangle seen time on the injured checklist, the Dodgers’ hitters discovering their bound may maybe presumably presumably make issues more difficult for opponents the the relaxation of the season.
“I judge as a ways as superstar gamers, there’s guys which would maybe maybe presumably be proficient, but there’s additionally superstar gamers that submit and grind it out every day whether or no longer they’re getting hits. Those three guys are in that identical class,” manager Dave Roberts mentioned.
Julio Urías tossed six innings of two-hit ball for the Dodgers, who dangle gained seven straight and 14 of their last 15. Los Angeles is an NL-very top 63-30 and has a 10 1/2-game lead over San Diego within the NL West.
Urías (9-6) struck out 5 to toughen to 6-0 in his last seven starts. David Mark came on dreary within the ninth inning for his 2d occupation assign.
The Giants looked headed toward being shut out for the fifth time this season earlier than placing together a two-out rally within the ninth. Thairo Estrada and Yermin Mercedes drew walks off Reyes Moronta earlier than Luis González and Joey Bart followed with RBI singles off Mark.
Mark then bought Austin Slater taking a see on a sinker with a 2-2 count to discontinue the threat. The Giants dangle dropped three straight after profitable 5 of six earlier than the All-Giant title damage.
The Giants may maybe presumably presumably dangle sustained an even bigger loss after Evan Longoria suffered a strained true hamstring at some level of the fourth inning. Supervisor Gabe Kapler termed it a soft force and indicated that his third baseman is doubtless headed to the injured checklist for the third time this season.
“I know he’s of route frustrated. It’s arduous when your physique doesn’t cooperate with you. It’s more or less one ingredient after one other where he hasn’t been ready to acquire over the lumber,” Kapler mentioned.
Giants starter Alex Picket (6-8) struck out 5 straight Dodger hitters earlier than Betts and Turner hit succor-to-succor solo shots within the third inning. Both came on sinkers with a plump count and marked the fifth time this season the Dodgers had hit consecutive homers.
When asked about reaching 200 homers, Betts mentioned he wasn’t reflecting on it and became as soon as shifting forward.
After Gavin Lux added an RBI triple within the sixth, Freeman extended his hitting lumber to 11 video games with a homer off John Brebbia within the seventh. Freeman is batting .524 (22 for 42) with 5 homers and 10 RBIs at some level of that span.
Picket went four-plus innings and allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six.
This marks the fourth time since Turner became as soon as bought by the Dodgers on the alternate slice-off date last yr that he has had a hitting lumber of 10 or more video games.
All but one amongst the Dodgers’ 18 runs within the principle three video games of this series dangle reach with two outs. Of their 14 hits with two outs, 11 dangle long past for further bases.
Giants: SS Brandon Crawford (left knee inflammation) took floor balls for the principle time since he bought a cortisone shot last Sunday.
Dodgers: RHP Blake Treinen (shoulder) threw a bullpen earlier than the game. … LHP Andrew Heaney remains on agenda to rejoin the rotation subsequent week. With Los Angeles taking half in 18 straight video games after the All-Giant title damage, Roberts may maybe presumably presumably fade along with a six-man workers for as a minimal one flip.
Giants: RHP Alex Cobb (3-4, 4.09 ERA) goes for his first capture since Would possibly merely 17. He’s 0-3 in his last eight starts.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 2.13 ERA) becomes the 2d pitcher to make his 200th traditional-season start at Dodger Stadium. Hall of Famer Don Sutton made the most with 270.
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