It was a streak that had to come to an end sometime, and unfortunately for him and the
League came into the game with the score tied, 3-3, in the seventh inning and was quickly charged with three runs, the Dodgers falling 6-3 to the
League lost his closer's job last season and finished the year with a 5.30 earned-run average. But after a brief struggle to start the season, had fashioned a 1.32 ERA.
Not on Thursday.
The Dodgers jumped to an early lead with a run in the first inning after
The Pirates tied the score against
But the Dodgers regained the lead in the bottom of the inning after
It remained a 2-1 lead for the Dodgers until the fifth inning when
Former Dodgers catcher
The Dodgers tied the score in the bottom of the sixth after Puig doubled off the center-field wall and
But then came the decisive seventh inning. League had been remarkably consistent, but Barmes singled with one out and was sacrificed to second on another Cole bunt. Harrison singled off the glove of a leaping Gordon at second to score Barmes, who took second on Ethier's throw home. It was the first earned run League had allowed in 23 1/3 innings.
When Walker singled in a run and
League left the mound, of course, to still more boos.