But without the skill of Kershaw and Greinke, Los Angeles still won, 3-2, thanks to a quality start from
Bolsinger, who had not made it past 5 1/3 innings in his last five starts, held his own against Milwaukee, overcoming two wild pitches to surrender two runs and six hits in six innings.
So with the ninth spot in the lineup coming around to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning, Manager Don Mattingly decided to pull Bolsinger, who had only thrown 83 pitches, in hopes of generating some offense. But pinch-hitter
Chin-hui Tsao came on in relief in his first appearance for the Dodgers and gave up two hits, but one baserunner was caught stealing and Tsao struck out Nelson to keep things close.
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The Dodgers had already squandered one prime opportunity in the fifth inning, when Puig reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and advanced to third on the throw, all with one out. Guerrero struck out and
But Rollins didn't let a second opportunity pass him by, connecting on a line drive to center field to put runners on the corners after Guerrero reached on an error. Rollings promptly stole second base and came around to score along with Guerrero when pinch-hitter Andre Ethier punched a single to center.
With the score tied, 2-2, Joc Pederson, who had already struck out twice on the night, sent a high looping fly ball to the left-field corner.
It was Ethier's first pinch-hit RBI on the year, and Pederson's 12th two-out RBI.
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The Dodgers were also lucky to survive two costly wild pitches.