LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julio Urías earned his critical league-main 15th victory and the Los Angeles Dodgers slugged four homers to beat Atlanta 5-3 Monday night, ending the Braves’ franchise-file 13-game avenue a success mosey.
Mookie Betts homered on his bobblehead night after catching a ceremonial first pitch from his mother. Max Muncy, Will Smith and Corey Seager moreover went deep to inspire the Dodgers shut within 1 1/2 video games of first-role San Francisco within the NL West.
Freddie Freeman, Jorge Soler and Adam Duvall homered for NL East-main Atlanta.
The Braves brought the aptitude hunch-ahead bustle to the plate within the ninth inning. With one out, Travis d’Arnaud singled and Dansby Swanson’s adopted with a damaged-bat single off Blake Treinen.
Nonetheless Duvall took a known as third strike and pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt flied out to center to discontinue it, incomes Treinen his fifth attach.
Urías (15-3) retired his first 12 batters ahead of the Braves at final broke through within the fifth. Third baseman Justin Turner made a diving, backhand conclude on Austin Riley’s shot, nonetheless Muncy couldn’t address the short-hop throw, giving Atlanta its first hit. Duvall later singled with two outs.
In the sixth, Urías gave up support-to-support, two-out solo homers to Soler and Freeman. Duvall homered off Phil Bickford within the seventh, leaving the Braves trailing 5-3.
Urías allowed two runs and 4 hits in six innings. The left-hander struck out seven with out a poke. He is unbeaten in his final 11 begins, and helped himself with a single main off the 2nd.
After managing actual three hits in a 5-0 loss to Colorado on Sunday, the Dodgers pounded out eight hits and scored 5 runs by the third inning towards the Braves.
Muncy hit his 29th homer off Drew Smyly (9-4) within the first. Smith went deep for his 22nd homer with two outs within the 2nd, his fourth homer in 5 video games.
The Dodgers prolonged their consequence in 5-0 within the third. Betts led off with his 18th homer and Seager added a two-bustle pressure hitting within the sixth put aside for the first time this season.
Smyly gave up 5 runs and 9 hits, struck out 5 and walked none. The left-hander lost for the first time since May possibly possibly moreover 26 at Boston. He’d long previous 14 straight begins with out a defeat.
The three-game spot with Atlanta is a rematch of ultimate year’s NL Championship Series, obtained in seven video games by the Dodgers. They went on to beat Tampa Bay in six video games for his or her first World Series title in 32 years.
LIKE SON, LIKE MOM
Betts’ mother, Dianna Collins, became readily on hand for her son’s bobblehead night. After going through a range of comical poses, she threw a strike from in front of the mound to her son at the support of the plate. Betts’ brother, Impress, gave the mature pregame yowl of “It be time for Dodger baseball!” Collins later current of her son’s homer, pumping both arms from her seat at the support of the plate.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (left elbow inflammation) tossed one inning in a simulated game. “I am angry, he’s angry,” manager Dave Roberts mentioned. “The monumental narrate is how he feels the next day to come.” Kershaw will throw one other bullpen and two innings to hitters ahead of activation is mentioned. … RHP Tony Gonsolin (like minded shoulder inflammation) tossed two innings in a sim game. Next up may possibly be a rehab project.
Braves: RHP Charlie Morton (12-5, 3.60 ERA) beat the Dodgers on June 5, allowing four runs and 4 hits in 5 innings.
Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (13-2, 2.02) leads the majors in ERA. He twice beat the Braves final season within the NLCS, allowing one bustle over a mixed 11 innings.
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