The Los Angeles Dodgers’ late-game rally turned a close game into a victory. They snapped the Texas Rangers’ six-game winning streak and maintained their hold on the top spot in the West.
The Dodgers defeated the Rangers, 9-5, on Sunday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. They improved to 56-40 on the season.
The Dodgers played a back-and-forth game. After giving up a leadoff walk to Corey Seager in the bottom of the first inning, Nathaniel Lowe led off with a double. But in the top of the third, Miguel Rojas walked, Yoenis Hernandez singled to left, and Mookie Betts flied out to center to put runners on first and third. Freddie Freeman followed with a two-run double to left field to tie the game. J.D. Martinez followed with an RBI single to make it 3-2.안전놀이터
In the bottom of the fourth, he faced a bases-loaded situation and gave up back-to-back sacrifice flies to Jonah Heim and Travis Jankowski to cut the deficit to 3-4. But in the top of the fifth, Freddie Freeman hit a two-out solo shot to tie the game.
In the bottom of the sixth, Corey Seager hit a solo shot to cut the deficit to 4-5. But in the top of the seventh, Mookie Betts walked, was hit by a pitch, and Freddie Freeman singled to put runners on first and second with no outs. J.D. Martinez’s bunt single scored one run and Max Muncy’s grounder to shortstop scored another to make it 6-5.
The eighth inning proved to be the turning point. In the top of the eighth, Miguel Rojas singled, Yoenis Hernandez laid down a sacrifice bunt, and Rojas stole third. Mookie Betts drew a walk, but Freddie Freeman struck out. With two outs, Will Smith hit a two-run double to right-center field to make it 8-5. J.D. Martinez followed with an RBI single to make it 9-5.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, Josh Young hit a fly ball to right field, but a boneheaded throw to the plate ended the inning and Mookie Betts’ RBI double put the game out of reach.
Starter Tony Gonsolin struggled, allowing four runs on five hits (one homer) and three walks with six strikeouts in five innings. But it was the bats that decided the game. Betts was 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored and two walks, Freeman was 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs, three runs scored and two walks, Smith was 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and one run scored, and Martinez was 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs. The top four batters combined for seven hits and 10 RBIs.
Texas, which was riding a six-game winning streak in the American League West, was helpless in front of the original powerhouse of the National League West. They fell to 58-40. It was the first loss of the second half for Texas.