There are worse ways to lose a game, not that any would make the
It wasn't looking like their sharpest performance of the year, but they had managed to scrape back to tie it and force their fifth extra-inning affair in 21 games.
With one out in the 10th,
Neither clearly appeared to call for it, but as Ramirez started to camp under it, Crawford charged in. The ball hit the glove of Crawford just before the two collided, and fell to the ground.
Ruiz ended up at second, with the error charged to Crawford.
Tuesday marked the sixth time in eight games the Dodgers have scored two or fewer runs. Their lead in the
Burnett started the rally with a leadoff single. Ryu never could figure out Burnett, who finished with a career-high three singles.
It was the first run Ryu had given up after 18 consecutive scoreless innings.
Revere went to third on the double and then tagged and scored on a
The Dodgers got one run back in the bottom of the inning after
Ryu left after the sixth, having allowed two runs on nine hits and two walks (one intentional). He struck out three. It wasn't exactly Ryu at his best, but he was still very solid.
The Dodgers tied it in the seventh thanks almost exclusively to the speed of
Gordon started it off with looping a routine single into right-center field. Only this being Gordon there was nothing routine about it. He rounded first on the fly and steamed toward second. Byrd fielded the hit cleanly and threw to second, but too late to nab the speedy Gordon.
Gordon, celebrating his 26th birthday, then stole third. He paid a price, however. He went in with a headfirst slide, his helmet flying off his head. He was safe, but his head hit the left knee of third baseman
Gordon was visited by trainer Stan Conte, but remained in the game and scored the tying run when pinch-hitter
That ended the night for Burnett, who was charged with two runs, six hits and a walk. He struck out five in 6-2/3 innings.