Dodgers avoid sweep by beating Giants, can clinch division title Tuesday

first_img Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, celebrates with Joc Pederson, left, and Russell Martin after a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)San Francisco Giants starter Dereck Rodriguez reacts during a pitching change during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, follows through on a swing for a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Beaty, right, looks up after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey reacts in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez, left, looks up while Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Beaty rounds the bases on a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Beaty, right, celebrates with Cody Bellinger after a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger tosses the ball to first base to force out San Francisco Giants’ Kevin Pillar on a bunt-attempt during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda delivers a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Dereck Rodriguez delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux, left, throws to first after forcing out San Francisco Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski during the second inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Jaylin Davis was safe at first base. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, celebrates with Joc Pederson, left, and Russell Martin after a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)NextShow Caption1 of 11Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, celebrates with Joc Pederson, left, and Russell Martin after a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)ExpandLOS ANGELES – For two days, the Dodgers’ offense consisted of A.J. Pollock and not much else. Their streak of 96 games without being shut out – the longest streak since the team defected from Brooklyn – ended Saturday. By the Dodgers’ own high standard, it was a troublesome low point.A couple timely swings Sunday reversed their fortunes.Matt Beaty and Corey Seager hit home runs, and the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 before an announced crowd of 52,310 at Dodger Stadium. Julio Urías, Kenta Maeda, Casey Sadler, Yimi Garcia, Adam Kolarek and Josh Sborz combined to throw the Dodgers’ 15th shutout of the season.Beaty, getting a rare start at third base in place of Justin Turner, deposited the Dodgers’ first hit of the game into the San Francisco Giants’ bullpen for a two-run home run in the fourth inning. All nine of Beaty’s home runs this season have come against right-handed pitchers. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img The Dodgers have an off-day Monday. Tuesday, they begin a three-game interleague series in Baltimore against the Orioles. By avoiding a sweep at the hands of their rivals, the Dodgers (93-52) kept alive the possibility of clinching the National League West by winning their next game. Giants right-hander Dereck Rodriguez was one out away from completing the fifth inning when Joc Pederson hit a routine ground ball directly to second baseman Mauricio Dubon, who had shifted into shallow right field. Pederson launched into a heads-down sprint. When Dubon couldn’t field the ball cleanly, Pederson beat the throw to first base by a nose.The error kept the inning alive for Seager. Like Beaty, Seager took advantage of an 0-and-1 changeup over the plate for a home run, this one to straightaway center field. At 5-0, the Dodgers’ lead was safe, and Rodriguez’s day was done.The two home runs accounted for all of the scoring in the game. Besides ending a team-wide offensive hiccup, the homers ended a couple personal droughts for the two Dodgers.Seager was 1 for 17, the lone hit a single, since his last home run on Sept. 2. Beaty was 1 for 13, the lone hit a single, since his last home run on Sept. 2.Related Articles Sunday’s win, combined with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ loss, reduced the Dodgers’ magic number to 2. They have won the division title in six consecutive seasons.Urías pitched effectively but inefficiently for two innings. The left-hander allowed three hits, did not walk a batter, and struck out four. He was limited to 45 pitches in his second start since completing a 20-game domestic violence suspension; he had thrown 44 by the end of the second inning.Maeda (9-8) took over in the third inning. The right-hander was both efficient and effective. He did not allow a baserunner until Buster Posey hit a single to right field in the sixth inning, and faced only one batter above the minimum. Sadler (one inning), Garcia (two-thirds), Kolarek (one-third) and Sborz (one) completed the four-hit shutout.More to come in this report. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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