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Dodgers salvage final game of series against Marlins, 6-1

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws a pitch to the Washington Nationals.
Julio Urías starts for the Dodgers on Thursday.
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Dodgers score five runs in the fifth to end three-game losing streak.

Julio Urías gives the Dodgers seven strong innings as the defeat Miami, 6-1

Dave Roberts doesn’t expect Trevor Bauer to return to Dodgers this week

Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer throws against the San Francisco Giants on June 28.
(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday he doesn’t expect pitcher Trevor Bauer to return to the team at the end of the week when his seven-day paid administrative leave ends.

“I don’t see it happening,” Roberts said before the Dodgers opened a four-game series against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park.

Major League Baseball placed Bauer on leave Friday after a woman accused him of sexual assault and obtained a temporary restraining order against him Tuesday.

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Dodgers win, 6-1

MIAMI — Julio Urías dropped his left arm down, almost to a sidearm delivery, to fire a perfectly placed 95-mph strike to Jazz Chisholm Jr. in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday afternoon.

His momentum pushed him to his left, toward the Dodgers’ dugout, and he didn’t stop. He swaggered off the mound at LoanDepot Park. His 101st and last pitch may have been his best one, and Chisholm could only watch.

The sinker completed a three-pitch strikeout — his ninth punch-out of the day. It marked the first time Urías, protected from injury by the Dodgers in recent years, topped 100 pitches in his major league career. It was exactly what the Dodgers, down to three healthy and available starting pitchers, needed to avoid a four-game sweep and rest an exhausted relief corps.

Dodgers relievers logged 35 innings over the previous week. Before the game, left-hander Darien Núñez became the seventh reliever added to the bullpen in seven days. The four-day All-Star break starting Monday will help buy the Dodgers time to reset and exhaust other options. As will performances like the one Urías delivered Thursday.

The only damage the Marlins (38-48) inflicted on the left-hander was Chisholm’s leadoff home run in the first inning. Urías gave up five hits and walked two as his innings count for the season reached 106 1/3, more than 20 innings beyond his previous career high.

He’ll have at least seven days of rest before his next start after becoming the first pitcher to reach 11 wins in the majors.

“I feel strong,” Urías said in Spanish. “I feel healthy.”

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We go to the ninth, 6-1 Dodgers

Dodgers: Urías struck out swinging. Betts flied to right. Muncy singled to center. Beaty singled to left, Muncy to second. Bellinger lined to center.

Marlins: Right-hander Blake Treinen now pitching for the Dodgers. Marte grounded to the pitcher. Cooper singled to center. Aguilar singled to right. First and second, one out. Rojas grounded to third, forcing Aguilar. First and third, two out. Sanchez struck out swinging.

Score after eight: Dodgers 6, Marlins 1

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Dodgers lead 6-1 after seven

Dodgers: Smith fouled to right. Taylor grounded to short. Lux was hit by a pitch. Caught him on the left foot, around the big toe. McKinstry flied to left.

Marlins: Berti fouled to first. Neidert grounded to third. Chisholm struck out looking. Great game by Urías.

Score after seven: Dodgers 6, Marlins 1

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Dodgers lead 6-1 after six

Dodgers: Right-hander Nick Neidert now pitching for the Marlins. Betts singled to center. Muncy grounded into the shift, with the third baseman, on the right side of the infield, throwing Betts out at second. Muncy took second on a wild pitch. Beaty flied to the wall in right, Muncy to third. Beaty just missed a homer. Bellinger grounded to second.

Marlins: Cooper singled to center. Aguilar lined to center. Rojas singled to left, Cooper to second. Sanchez grounded to first, runners advancing. Second and third, two out. Leon grounded to second.

Score after six: Dodgers 6, Marlins 1

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Dodgers score five in fifth to take 6-1 lead

Dodgers: Urías singled to center. Betts singled to center, Urías to second. Alcantara has made 91 pitches. Muncy singled sharply to right, loading the bases. Bases loaded, no one out. Can the Dodgers take advantage? Beaty singled to right, scoring Urías. Bases still loaded. And that’s it for Alcantara. Right-hander David Hess now pitching for the Marlins. Bellinger flied to left, not deep enough to advance any runners. Smith flied to center, Betts scoring, Muncy to third. Taylor hit a grounder to third that hit the bag and caromed into left field for a double, scoring Muncy, Beaty to third. Second and third, two out. Lux walked on four pitches, loading the bases again. McKinstry hit a hard grounder to second, and it ricocheted off Chisholm and into center, scoring Beaty and Taylor, Lux to third. Urías flied to center.

Marlins: Berti struck out looking. Magneuris Sierra, batting for Hess, singled to center. Chisholm struck out swinging. Marte struck out swinging.

Score after five: Dodgers 6, Marlins 1

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Dodgers tie it in top of fourth

Dodgers: Beaty reached first on Berti’s throwing error. Bellinger struck out swinging and Beaty took second on a wild pitch. Smith grounded to third. Taylor singled to center, scoring Beaty. Marte’s throw home was wild, allowing Taylor to take second. Lux hit a HIGH bouncer to second that he beat out for a single, Taylor to third. McKinstry struck out swinging.

Marlins: Aguilar grounded to short. Rojas struck out looking. Sanchez grounded to short and Lux shanked it for an error. Leon flied to right.

Score after four: Dodgers 1, Marlins 1

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Still 1-0 Marlins after three

Dodgers: Urías grounded to second. Betts grounded to third. Muncy grounded to second.

Marlins: Chisholm struck out swinging. Marte tried to bunt for a hit, but bunted it too hard and was thrown out by Urías. Cooper struck out swinging.

Score after three: Marlins 1, Dodgers 0

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It’s 1-0 Marlins after two innings

Dodgers: Chris Taylor struck out swinging. Gavin Lux grounded to second. Zach McKinstry grounded to first.

Marlins: Sandy Leon walked on seven pitches. Jon Berti grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Sandy Alcantara struck out swinging.

Score after two: Marlins 1, Dodgers 0

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Clayton Kershaw expected to undergo an MRI exam Friday

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) delivers.
Clayton Kershaw
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MIAMI – Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Clayton Kershaw will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam when the team returns to Los Angeles. He said the MRI will probably take place Friday.

Kershaw was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with left forearm inflammation. After the game, however, Roberts said Kershaw felt “something in his elbow” when he played catch earlier this week.

“Not a whole lot,” Roberts said when asked for his level of concern. “I think it’s just more of to skip a start, to leverage the break. I’m not too concerned about it.”

Kershaw, 33, logged four innings in his last start Saturday against the Washington Nationals. The outing was interrupted by a 1 hour, 44 minute rain delay. He has a 3.39 ERA in 18 starts this season. This is the first time Kershaw has gone on the injured list with an elbow or forearm injury.

Kershaw was scheduled to start Friday. The Dodgers will now have David Price lined up to log up to three innings as part of a bullpen game – the Dodgers’ third in six days.

Price has been a reliever this season, but it’s seemingly inevitable that the Dodgers will move him to the rotation with two holes to fill after Kershaw’s injury and Trevor Bauer’s time on paid administrative leave. Bauer is expected to have his seven-day leave extended another seven days Friday.

Roberts said “probably not” when asked if the club could afford to keep Price in the bullpen.

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Marlins take quick 1-0 lead

Dodgers: Right-hander Sandy Alcantara pitching for the Marlins. Mookie Betts struck out looking. Max Muncy flied to center. Matt Beaty walked on seven pitches. Cody Bellinger singled to center, Beaty to second. Will Smith struck out looking.

Marlins: Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered to deep right, estimated at 446 feet. Longest homer hit in Miami this season. Not the start the Dodgers were looking for. Starling Marte struck out looking. Garrett Cooper lined to second. Jesus Aguilar walked on four pitches. Miguel Rojas singled to left, Aguilar to second. Jesus Sanchez flied to left.

Score after one: Marlins 1, Dodgers 0

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Jesús Aguilar walk-off, three-run home run wins it for Marlins

Top of the ninth:

Anthony Bender relieved Anthony Bass.

Will Smith pinch-hit for Austin Barnes.

Smith struck out on a fourth pitch slider for the first out.

Zach McKinstry homered to right field to tie the game at six — the Dodgers’ fourth home run of the game.

Mookie Betts struck out after seeing three straight sliders. Gavin Lux struck out on a sixth pitch slider to end the top half.

Bottom of the ninth:

Sandy León pinch-hit for Bender.

León singled to right field, Betts made an impressive defensive play to hold León at first. Jazz Chisholm Jr. laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance León to second. Starling Marte was intentionally walked. Magneuris Sierra struck out on a fifth pitch sinker for the second out.

Jesús Aguilar hit a walk-off three-run home run to win the game for the Marlins. It’s the sixth time the Dodgers have been walked off this season, second time in this series against the Marlins.

End of the ninth: Marlins 9, Dodgers 6

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Jesús Sánchez’s single breaks tie, 6-5 Marlins heading into ninth inning

Top of the eighth:

Justin Turner collected his third hit of the game with a single to start the eighth, bumping his average above .300 for the season. Chris Taylor beat out a fielder’s choice to prevent a double play, but Turner became the first out. Cody Bellinger flew out to deep center field, allowing Taylor to tag up and advance to second. AJ Pollock struck out on a slider to end the top half.

Bottom of the eighth:

Starling Marte struck out looking on a sinker. Garrett Cooper reached on his third hit of the game, and was replaced by pinch runner Magneuris Sierra.

Kenley Jansen relieved Joe Kelly, a part of a double-switch in which Zach McKinstry entered to play left field.

With Jesús Aguilar, catcher’s interference was called on Austin Barnes advancing Sierra, the go-ahead run, to second. Sierra stole third base on a delayed steal, putting runners on first and third with Miguel Rojas at the plate. Rojas popped up to second base for the second out., but Jesús Sánchez singled to left field, scoring Sierra to give the Marlins the lead.

Jorge Alfaro walked, loading the bases, but Jon Berti struck out to end the inning.

End of the eighth: Marlins 6, Dodgers 5

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Scoring standstill after seventh inning

Top of the seventh:

Mookie Betts lined out to center field for the first out. Gavin Lux struck out looking for the second out. Max Muncy flew out to the warning track in center field to end the top half.

Bottom of the seventh:

Jorge Alfaro grounded out to third for the first out. Jon Berti walked on six pitches.

Joe Kelly relieved Phil Bickford.

Kelly struck out Joe Panik, who was pinch-hitting for Jordan Holloway. Jazz Chisholm Jr. struck out on a knuckle-curve, the only type of pitch he saw in the at-bat.

End of the seventh: Dodgers 5, Marlins 5

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ICYMI: A midseason breakdown of the Dodgers, by the numbers

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and just think: The Dodgers went 5-15 at one point this season, which makes their 53-31 all the more remarkable.

Here we are, three games past the exact midpoint of the season. What better time to look at how the players are doing?

For pitchers, we will look at their slash numbers (batting average/on-base %/slugging %) and their OPS+ (an OPS+ of 110 means they are 10% better than a league average hitter, 100 is league average, 90 is 10% below average, etc.).

For starting pitchers we will look at their ERA and ERA+ (just like OPS+, only using ERA).

For relievers, we will looking at their inherited runners who scored percentage (IRS%), compared to the league average (35%). The IRS% shows how effective a relief pitcher is when coming in with runners on base. Come in with two out and the bases loaded and give up a triple, then get out of the inning, your ERA is 0.00, but you didn’t really do your job. Your IRS% though would be 100%, really bad.

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Garrett Cooper’s second solo home run ties game 5-5 after six innings

Top of the sixth:

Cody Bellinger struck out on a knuckle-curve to start the sixth. AJ Pollock doubled off the top of the right field wall. Austin Barnes grounded out to shortstop for the second out. Matt Beaty pinch-hit for Mitch White and struck out to end the top half of the inning.

Bottom of the sixth:

Phil Bickford came on for the Dodgers and was greeted by Garrett Cooper’s second home run of the game to tie the game at five.

Jesús Aguilar struck out on a slider for the first out. Miguel Rojas flew out to right field and Jesús Sánchez struck out to end the inning.

End of the sixth: Dodgers 5, Marlins 5

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Jazz Chisholm Jr.'s RBI groundout cuts Dodgers lead to 5-4

Top of the fifth:

Gavin Lux pinch hit for Albert Pujols and struck out looking on a slider. Max Muncy grounded out to second base. Justin Turner singled to center field, but Chris Taylor popped out to first base for the third out.

Bottom of the fifth:

Jon Berti reached on a fielding error by Lux. Jordan Holloway fouled out to first base for the first out. Berti then stole second and took third on a wild pitch.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. grounded out to second base, allowing Berti to score. Starling Marte grounded out to third for the final out.

End of the fifth: Dodgers 5, Marlins 4

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Kenley Jansen isn’t pleased he did not make the NL All-Star team

"It's like an insult, kind of," Kenley Jansen said of his omission from the National League All-Star team.
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MIAMI _ Kenley Jansen was sure he would be named to the National League All-Star team. He studied the landscape. The Dodgers’ closer determined his numbers and impact on one of the best teams in the majors were too impressive to be overlooked.

But Major League Baseball’s All-Star rosters announcement Sunday didn’t include Jansen. All he could do was laugh.

“Laughing in disappointment,” Jansen said Monday at Marlins Park, lathered in sweat following a pregame workout. “It’s like an insult, kind of. I guess I gotta put up a zero ERA and have zero blown saves, probably, for me to get recognized.”

Jansen has neither of those, but the three-time All-Star isn’t far off. The 33-year-old right-hander began Tuesday with 21 saves in 23 chances and a 1.30 earned-run average across 34-2/3 innings. He hasn’t surrendered a run in 13 appearances since May 28. He’s reverted to his pre-2018 dominance, a throwback to when he was considered the best reliever in the major leagues.

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Strike outs galore round out fourth inning

Top of the fourth:

Not a lot of contact in the inning. Austin Barnes struck out on a slider to begin the top half. Mitch White followed Barnes with his second straight strikeout on three straight fastballs. Mookie Betts flew out to center field.

Bottom of the fourth:

Miguel Rojas flew out to right field to start the bottom half. Jesús Sánchez struck out for the second out. Jorge Alfaro struck out to complete the 1-2-3 inning.

End of the fourth: Dodgers 5, Marlins 3

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AJ Pollock, Mookie Betts, Justin Turner homer to give Dodgers 5-3 lead

Top of the third:

AJ Pollock cut the Marlins’ lead in half with a solo shot of his own into the leftfield bleachers.

Austin Barnes struck out on a fastball for the first out. Mitch White struck out looking on three straight fastballs for the second out.

Then it got crazy.

Mookie Betts hit the fourth solo homer of the night to tie the game.

Albert Pujols singled to left field and Max Muncy followed with an infield single against the shift. Two outs, runners on first and second with Justin Turner at bat.

Turner hit a three-run home run to give the Dodgers a 5-2 lead and extend his on-base streak to 19 games.

Chris Taylor doubled to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Cody Bellinger walked, moving Taylor to second base.

Jordan Holloway relieved Ross Detwiler and Pollock, the 10 batter of the inning, lined out to right field for the third out.

Bottom of the third:

Holloway struck out. Jazz Chisholm Jr. singled to center field and after Starling Marte struck out for the second out, Garrett Cooper walked. Jesús Aguilar doubled to left to drive in Chisholm Jr., but Cooper was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

End of the third: Dodgers 5, Marlins 3

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Lawyers describe Trevor Bauer’s legal risk if he testifies at July 23 hearing

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer throws out Texas Rangers' Jonah Heim at first on a ground ball June 12 at Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is taking a legal risk if he testifies at his July 23 hearing.
(Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer could subject himself to significant legal liability by testifying at a hearing to consider whether a restraining order against him should remain in force, according to Los Angeles-area family law attorneys.

When a woman accusing Bauer of choking her unconscious and injuring her during sexual encounters obtained a temporary restraining order last week, his representatives said they planned “to refute and defend him against the allegations at this hearing.”

The hearing is scheduled for July 23.

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Jesús Sánchez’s solo home run extends Marlins lead

Top of the second:

Turner struck out on a cutter to start the second. Chris Taylor grounded out to third base for the second out. Cody Bellinger grounded out to first base.

Bottom of the second:

Mitch White relieved Jake Reed.

Miguel Rojas fouled out to the catcher for the first out.

Jesús Sánchez hit a solo shot to extend the Marlins’ lead. Two innings, two pitchers, two home runs allowed for the Dodgers bullpen.

Jorge Alfaro struck out on a 1-2 slider for the second out. Jon Berti grounded out to Turner for the third out.

End of the second: Marlins 2, Dodgers 0

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Garrett Cooper’s solo home run gives Marlins early 1-0 lead

Top of the first:

It’ll be a bullpen game today for both teams, so here we go. Mookie Betts flew out to right to start the game. Albert Pujols fouled out to the first basemen for the second out. Max Muncy popped out to shortstop to end the top half.

Bottom of the first:

Jake Reed made his first big league start after making his first MLB appearance last night.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. grounded out to Albert Pujols for the first out. Starling Marte mimics Chisholm Jr. and grounded out to Pujols for the second out.

Garrett Cooper changed the tempo with a solo home run to right field to put the Marlins up 1-0. This is the first game in the series without a scoreless first inning.

Jesús Aguilar grounded out to Justin Turner to end the first inning.

End of the first: Marlins 1, Dodgers 0

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Kershaw headed to the IL with left forearm inflammation

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers during the first inning.
Clayton Kershaw is headed to the 10-day IL with inflammation of his throwing elbow.
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MIAMI _ The Dodgers placed Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation Wednesday. Right-hander Mitch White was recalled from triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Kershaw on the roster.

Kershaw, 33, last pitched Saturday against the Washington Nationals. He threw four innings before a 1 hour, 44 minute rain delay ended his night. Kershaw gave up three runs on three hits. He has a 3.39 earned-run average in 106 1/3 innings across 18 starts this season.

The setback is a significant blow to a Dodgers rotation that is already shorthanded after Trevor Bauer was placed on paid seven-day administrative leave Friday.

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There will be no Trevor Bauer bobblehead night

The Dodgers have removed a Trevor Bauer bobblehead night from their promotional schedule this season.

Bauer is under investigation by Pasadena police after a woman accused him of choking her to the point of losing consciousness during two sexual encounters and injuring her during the second. Bauer, through his representatives, has said the encounters were “wholly consensual.”

Major League Baseball put the Dodgers starting pitcher on a seven-day paid administrative leave Friday. The league is expected to ask the players union to agree to a seven-day extension, with MLB in the midst of its own investigation.

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Dodgers place Clayton Kershaw on injured list with left elbow inflammation

MIAMI – The Dodgers placed Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation Wednesday. Right-hander Mitch White was recalled from triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Kershaw on the roster.

Kershaw, 33, last pitched Saturday against the Washington Nationals. He threw four innings before a 1 hour, 44 minute rain delay ended his night. Kershaw gave up three runs on three hits. He has a 3.39 earned-run average in 106 1/3 innings across 18 starts this season.

The setback is a significant blow to a Dodgers rotation that is already shorthanded after Trevor Bauer was placed on paid seven-day administrative leave Friday.

A woman accused Bauer of sexual assault and obtained a temporary restraining order against him three days earlier. On Monday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he doesn’t Bauer to return to the club when his leave expires Friday. Major League Baseball is expected to get approval from the players’ union to extend the leave another days.

Bauer had been scheduled for a bullpen game Sunday against the Nationals. The Dodgers opted for a bullpen game instead and decided to have another one Wednesday against the Marlins after using six relievers in their loss Monday.

Kershaw was scheduled to start Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Now he won’t pitch until after the All-Star break and the Dodgers are scrambling to find someone to insert in the rotation.

The seemingly obvious answer is having David Price convert from reliever to the rotation, but the Dodgers have been avoided that option. The next-best choice is Josiah Gray, the organization’s top pitching prospect. Gray threw two perfect innings Sunday for Oklahoma City after missing two months with a shoulder impingement. It was just his second outing of 2021.

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Jake Reed to start bullpen game Wednesday against Marlins

MIAMI — A night after making his major league debut, right-hander Jake Reed will make his first major league start in the Dodgers’ bullpen game against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Reed, 28, gave up a run on three hits in two-thirds of an inning in the Dodgers’ 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Marlins on Tuesday. He was called up before the game after making nine appearances for triple-A Oklahoma City. He began the season with the Angels’ triple-A affiliate.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Reed will face up to five batters. The Dodgers are going with a bullpen game for the second time in four games as they navigate the schedule without Trevor Bauer.

DODGERS (53-32)
Mookie Betts RF
Albert Pujols 1B
Max Muncy 2B
Justin Turner 3B
Chris Taylor SS
Cody Bellinger CF
AJ Pollock LF
Austin Barnes C
Jake Reed P

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Blake Treinen’s wild pitch, Will Smith’s error cap another Dodgers’ loss to Marlins

Miami Marlins' Starling Marte slides into home to score on a throwing error by Dodgers catcher Will Smith.
Miami Marlins’ Starling Marte slides into home to score on a throwing error by Dodgers catcher Will Smith after a wild pitch during the 10th inning on Tuesday in Miami.
(Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

MIAMI — The Dodgers gave Tony Gonsolin the ball with one assignment: to pitch as deep into Tuesday’s game as possible. The Dodgers, down to four starters with Trevor Bauer on leave, were bracing for a bullpen game Wednesday. They needed innings from Gonsolin.

The right-hander gave them a season-high 5 1/3 against the Miami Marlins and didn’t surrender a run, but the Dodgers were forced to used six relievers anyway because their offense went silent. In the end, two mishaps cost the Dodgers in a 2-1, 10-inning loss at LoanDepot Park.

Blake Treinen was one out away from extending the game to the 11th inning when he threw a wild pitch that ricocheted away from catcher Will Smith.

The Marlins’ Starling Marte, who started the inning at second base, sprinted to third after a delay, prompting Smith to make a throw that short-hopped Justin Turner. Shortstop Gavin Lux retrieved the ball down the line, but his throw was high and too late as Marte walked the game off on the error.

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Starling Marte scores on walk-off error for Marlins against Dodgers

Top of the 10th:

Chris Taylor attempted a sacrifice bunt to move the go-ahead run to third base, but it was halted by an amazing effort from Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro, who threw Will Smith out for the first out. Taylor reached first base safely on the fielder’s choice. Gavin Lux singled to center field, moving Taylor up to second. Albert Pujols grounded into a double play to end the top half.

Bottom of the tenth:

Garrett Cooper struck out on a seventh-pitch sinker. Jesús Aguilar grounded out to third base for the second out. On a wild pitch from Blake Treinen, Starling Marte took third and scored on a throwing error by catcher Will Smith.

End of the game: Marlins 2, Dodgers 1

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Passed ball saved by umpire extends game to extras

Top of the ninth:

Yimi García relieved Richard Bleier.

Mookie Betts singled, but Max Muncy grounded into a double play. Justin Turner then hit a long single off the right-field wall. Cody Bellinger walked, moving Turner up to second. Will Smith entered with two outs, runners on first and second. Smith lined out to right field for the third out, stranding two runners heading to the bottom of the ninth.

Bottom of the ninth:

Scott Alexander relieved Jimmy Nelson.

Jesús Sánchez singled to left field to start the bottom half. Jorge Alfaro walked on five pitches. Runners on first and second, nobody out — winning run on second base. Joe Panik struck out on a 1-2 slider for the first out. Jon Berti hit a soft ground ball to third base that allowed him to reach first base safely. Bases loaded, one out and Jazz Chisholm Jr. at the plate. Chisholm Jr. worked the count to 3-2, but struck out for the second out — Starling Marte due up.

Blake Treinen relieved Scott Alexander.

Marte grounded a ball to Justin Turner at third base who made a wide throw to Albert Pujols who kept his foot on the base to extend the game into extras.

End of the ninth: Dodgers 1, Marlins 1

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Heading to the ninth tied 1-1

Top of the eighth:
Richard Bleier relieved Dylan Floro.

Will Smith lined out to left field for the first out. Chris Taylor singled to left field and then stole second base. Gavin Lux struck out on a fifth-pitch sinker. Albert Pujols, who was pinch-hitting, was intentionally walked. Zach McKinstry grounded out to end the top half.

Bottom of the eighth:

Jimmy Nelson relieved Phil Bickford.

Nelson hit Starling Marte with the fourth pitch he threw. Marte then stole second. Garrett Cooper struck out on an eighth-pitch slider. Jesús Aguilar flew out to center field. Miguel Rojas grounded out to Albert Pujols at first for the final out.

End of the eighth: Dodgers 1, Marlins 1

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Bullpen battle through seven

Top of the seventh:

Dylan Floro relieved Anthony Bass.

Zach McKinstry flew out to deep left field for the first out. Mookie Betts struck out looking on a 3-2 changeup. Max Muncy walked on five pitches. Justin Turner lined a single into left field. Cody Bellinger struck out to end the top half.

Bottom of the seventh:

Garrett Cleavinger relieved Jake Reed.

Joe Panik grounded out to Max Muncy at first for the first out. Adam Duvall, pinch-hitting for Floro, struck out on a seventh-pitch slider after four foul balls in a row. Jazz Chisholm Jr. beat out an infield single.

Phil Bickford relieved Cleavinger.

Chisholm Jr. was thrown out trying to steal second by Will Smith to end the inning.

End of the seventh: Dodgers 1, Marlins 1

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Marlins tie score at 1-1, Jake Reed evades bases-loaded jam

Top of the sixth:

Anthony Bass relieved Steven Okert.

Will Smith walked to start the sixth. Chris Taylor flew out to right field for the first out. Gavin Lux flew out to left field for the second out. AJ Pollock struck out to end the top half.

Bottom of the sixth:

Jazz Chisholm Jr. led off the bottom half with a fly out to center field.

Jake Reed, making his MLB debut, relieved Tony Gonsolin via double-switch that put Zach McKinstry in left field and set to lead off the seventh for the Dodgers.

Starling Marte reached on an infield single then immediately stole second on the next pitch. Garrett Cooper struck out on a sixth pitch slider for the second out.

Jesús Aguilar hit a ground ball to shortstop that skipped past Gavin Lux that allowed Marte to score, officially scored as a single.

Miguel Rojas doubled to right-center. Runners on second and third with two outs. The Dodgers intentionally walked Jesús Sánchez to load the bases with two outs and Jorge Alfaro at the plate. Alfaro lined out to Chris Taylor at second base to end the inning.

End of the sixth: Dodgers 1, Marlins 1

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Tony Gonsolin holds Marlins scoreless through five innings

Top of the fifth:

Steven Okert relieved Pablo López.

Max Muncy grounded out to shortstop for the first out. Justin Turner hit a ground ball scooped up by Jazz Chisholm Jr. on a diving stop for the second out. Cody Bellinger flew out to right field for the third out.

Bottom of the fifth:

Jorge Alfaro followed Muncy’s lead and led off the bottom half with a groundout to shortstop for the first out. Joe Panik flew out to center field for the second out. Magneuris Sierra pinch-hit for Okert. Sierra grounded out to Muncy at first for the third out.

End of the fifth: Dodgers 1, Marlins 0

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Will Smith singles home Cody Bellinger for first run of the game

Top of the fourth:

Cody Bellinger, after a 12-pitch at-bat, hit a single that skipped by the glove of the right fielder for the Dodgers’ first hit of the game, Bellinger ending up on third from the two-base error. Will Smith lined a base hit to left field to bring in Bellinger for the first run of the game.

Chris Taylor grounded a ball through the infield for another hit for the top half. Runners on first and second, nobody out. Gavin Lux struck out for the first out for the Dodgers. AJ Pollock struck out on three straight pitches. Tony Gonsolin reached on an infield single that filled the bases for Mookie Betts. Betts struck out to leave the bases loaded to end the top half.

Bottom of the fourth:

Garrett Cooper grounded out to first to start the bottom half. Jesús Aguilar struck out for the second out. Miguel Rojas singled to center. Jesús Sánchez flew out to right field for the final out of the fourth.

End of the fourth: Dodgers 1, Marlins 0

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Through three innings, no score

Top of the third:

Tony Gonsolin struck out on a fifth pitch changeup to start the inning. Mookie Betts then lined out to left field for the second out. Max Muncy followed that by walking on six pitches. Justin Turner hit a fly ball to the warning track in right field for the final out of the top half. The Marlins pitcher Pablo López reached 55 pitches after three innings of work; safe to say that the Dodgers made him work so far, but the Dodgers still don’t have a hit.

Bottom of the third:

Joe Panik struck out on three straight pitches for Gonsolin’s second strikeout. Lopez recorded the first hit of the game for either side on an eight-pitch double to right field. Jazz Chisholm Jr. flew out to center field, Lopez did not tag up. Runner on second with two outs, Starling Marte up to bat. Marte grounded out to Max Muncy at first for the final out of the inning.

End of the third: Dodgers 0, Marlins 0

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Still no score after two innings

Top of the second:

Will Smith struck out on the eighth pitch of his at-bat on a 3-2 changeup. Chris Taylor tips a foul ball into the catcher’s glove on a pitch that he tried to hold back for the second out. Gavin Lux grounded a chopper to the first basemen who threw the ball over the pitcher covering’s head, allowing Lux to reach. It would have been a close play either way, but it’s ruled an error in the official scorebook. AJ Pollock couldn’t capitalize on the Marlins’ mistake; he struck out to end the top half.

Bottom of the second:

Miguel Rojas lined out to center field for the first out. Jesús Sánchez roped a line out to Max Muncy at first base for the second out. Muncy broke out a little shimmy after collecting the stinger. Jorge Alfaro struck out to end the one, two, three bottom half of the second.

End of the second: Dodgers 0, Marlins 0

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Another scoreless start in Miami after first inning

Top of the first:

Mookie Betts led off the game for the Dodgers; he struck out on a low 2-2 changeup. Max Muncy followed Betts; Muncy flew out to right field for the second out. Justin Turner was hit by a 2-0 sinker for the first base runner of the game, extending his on-base streak to 18 games. Cody Bellinger rounded out the top half with a fly-out to right field.

Bottom of the first:

Tony Gonsolin took the bump for the Dodgers.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. flew out to Mookie Betts in right field for the first out. Starling Marte grounded out to Gonsolin, who made a slight jump to gather the ball and throw Marte out at first for the second out. Garrett Cooper walked on a close 3-2 fastball that was just off the paint of the strike zone. Jesus Aguilar flew out to right field for the final out of the inning.

End of the first: Dodgers 0, Marlins 0

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Dodgers place Victor González on IL, recall Garrett Cleavinger

MIAMI — The Dodgers placed left-hander Victor González on the 10-day injured list with left plantar fasciitis before Tuesday’s game against the Marlins.

Left-hander Garrett Cleavinger was recalled to take González’s spot on the roster. Cleavinger had been optioned to triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday when the Dodgers activated Scott Alexander.

González burst onto the scene last season and got crucial outs during their run to the championship. This year, he has been one of manager Dave Roberts’ most reliable relievers and leads the Dodgers in pitching appearances. But the Mexico native has stumbled lately.

Just one of González’s last 10 appearances has been clean and that one lasted one-third of an inning. On Tuesday, he surrendered the go-ahead solo home run to Jorge Alfaro in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ 5-4 loss to the Marlins.

Roberts said he expects González’s stint on the injured list will be short. He’ll be out after the All-Star break, giving him a chance not only to heal but to rest his left arm for the second half of the season.

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Dodgers vs. Marlins Tuesday betting odds, analysis

Miami Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez pitches against the Chicago Cubs
Miami Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez
(Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)

Tony Gonsolin will make his sixth appearance this season for the Dodgers when he starts tonight against the Miami Marlins. He allowed exactly one run in each of of those games and hasn’t pitched more than four innings in an outing this year.

The Marlins will start Pablo Lopez, who has given up two or fewer runs in 14 of his last 17 starts and in eight of his nine starts at home.

Since the start of the 2020 season, the under has hit in 10 of the 13 games Gonsolin has pitched. One of those games was his July 1 appearance against the Nationals, which saw full game totals bets refunded with the game called after five innings.

Lines for Dodgers-Marlins on Tuesday
Betting lines for Dodgers-Marlins on Tuesday
(VSiN)

The Dodgers have played two of their last 10 games over the total. The Marlins are 8-5 on the run line this season as a home underdog.

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Dodgers look to start another winning streak with sluggers back in lineup

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Dodgers sign Neftalí Feliz to minor league deal

MIAMI — The Dodgers signed veteran reliever Neftalí Feliz to a minor league contract Tuesday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Feliz, 33, was the 2010 American League Rookie of the Year and an elite reliever with the Texas Rangers for parts of three seasons before injuries derailed his career in 2012.

He appeared in two games for the Philadelphia Phillies last month. He gave up four runs in one inning before he was released. Feliz hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2017 before the two appearances this year.

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Dodgers designate Steven Souza Jr, call up Jake Reed

MIAMI — The Dodgers designated Steven Souza Jr. for assignment and selected reliever Jake Reed’s contract.

Souza Jr., 32, joined the Dodgers last month and appeared in 13 games. He went 4 for 25 with one home run and one triple in 13 games.

The 28-year-old Reed signed a major-league contract with the Dodgers on June 4. He then pitched in nine games for triple-A Oklahoma City. He gave up three runs on 12 hits over 10 1/3 innings

The right-hander spent spring training with the Angeles before posting an 8.44 ERA in eight appearances for their triple-A affiliated. Reed first reached triple-A in 2016 but has yet to make his major-league debut.

Reed joins the Dodgers’ roster during an exhaustive stretch for the bullpen. A rain delay Saturday and a bullpen game Sunday forced the relief corps to cover 13 innings in less than 24 hours. The team is scheduled to deploy another bullpen game Wednesday against the Miami Marlins.

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Dodgers’ winning streak ends at nine

Highlights from the Dodgers’ 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins on Monday.

Dodgers: Right-hander Anthony Bender now pitching for the Marlins. Turner reached first on an error by the third baseman. Threw the ball in the dirt, but the first baseman couldn’t come up with. Then, Turner missed the bag, but the first baseman didn’t realize that and Turner touched the base quickly. Beaty grounded to second, forcing Turner. Beaty hurt his leg hustling to beat the throw, but the Dodgers have no position players left. Smith struck out swinging. Muncy popped to second.

Final score: Marlins 5, Dodgers 4

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Dodgers tie it, but Marlins retake the lead in eighth

Dodgers: Pujols singled to center. Beaty ran for Pujols. Smith walked on six pitches. Max Muncy, batting for Souza, walked on four pitches. Bases loaded, nobody out, and a new pitcher comes in for the Marlins, right-hander David Hess. The Marlins just acquired him from Tampa Bay. Talk about a pressure-packed debut with the new team. Lux walked on five pitches. Bases still loaded, no one out, 4-3 Marlins. Cody Bellinger, batting for McKinstry, flied to the fence at right-center, scoring Smith, with Muncy taking third. First and third, one out. Mookie Betts, batting for the pitcher, walked on four pitches, loading the bases again. One out. 4-4. Taylor fouled to shallow right. Runners hold. Pollock struck out swinging. But the Dodgers tie it.

Marlins: Taylor to second. Muncy in at first. Bellinger in at center. Betts in at right. Left-hander Victor Gonzalez now pitching. Rojas struck out swinging. Sanchez grounded to second. Alfaro homered to center. Jon Berti, batting for Panik, walked on five pitches. Jesus Aguilar, batting for Hess, struck out swinging.

Score after eight: Marlins 5, Dodgers 4

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It’s still Marlins 4, Dodgers 2 after seven

Dodgers: McKinstry flied to center. Austin Barnes, batting for Alexander, doubled to center. Taylor walked. Right-hander Zach Pop now pitching for the Marlins. Pollock struck out swinging. Turner struck out swinging.

Marlins: Right-hander Edwin Uceta now pitching for the Dodgers. Chisholm singled to right. Marte bunted Chisholm to second. Cooper walked on six pitches. Duvall grounded into a 5-4-3 double play.

Score after seven: Marlins 4, Dodgers 2

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After six: Marlins 4, Dodgers 2

Dodgers: Left-hander Steven Okert now pitching for the Marlins. Smith struck out looking. Souza flied to center. Lux popped to third.

Marlins: Left-hander Scott Alexander now pitching for the Dodgers. Sanchez grounded to first. Alfaro singled to right. Panik lined to short. Okert struck out swinging.

Score after six: Marlins 4, Dodgers 2

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It’s 4-2 Marlins after five innings

Dodgers: Taylor singled to center. Pollock struck out swinging. Taylor struck out swinging. Pujols flied to center.

Marlins: Cooper struck out looking. Duvall grounded to second. Rojas flied to center.

Score after five: Marlins 4, Dodgers 2

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Error opens door to another Marlins run

Dodgers: Lux grounded to second. McKinstry flied to left. Buehler struck out swinging.

Marlins: With the shift on, Panik bunted down the third-base line for an easy hit. Panik stole second and took third on Smith’s throwing error. Everyone is running on Buehler. Rogers struck out swinging. Chisholm singled to center, scoring Panik. It’s 4-2 Marlins. Marte lined to center. Chisholm was picked off first.

Score after four innings: Marlins 4, Dodgers 2

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Eventful third inning ends with Marlins leading 3-2

Dodgers: Walker Buehler doubled to left-center. He took on a wild pitch that almost broke the thumb of the catcher, Alfaro. Taylor doubled to center, scoring Buehler. Pollock lined to left. Turner singled to center, scoring Taylor. Pujols struck out swinging. Smith reached first on third baseman Panik’s error. First and second, two out. Souza lined to left.

Marlins: Travis Rogers struck out swinging. Chisholm struck out swinging. Marte was hit by a pitch. Marte stole second. Cooper singled to right, scoring Marte. Cooper stole second. Duvall singled to third, Cooper to third. Rojas singled to right, Cooper scoring, Duvall to second. Sanchez reached first on a throwing error by McKinstry, Duvall scoring, Rojas to third. Alfaro grounded to the pitcher.

Score after three: Marlins 3, Dodgers 2

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No score after two innings

Dodgers: Albert Pujols popped to second. Will Smith singled to center. Steven Souza Jr. struck out swinging. Gavin Lux singled to center, Smith to third. Zach McKinstry struck out swinging.

Marlins: Former Dodger Miguel Rojas walked on five pitches. Jesus Sanchez grounded to second, forcing Rojas at second. Jorge Alfaro flied to center. Joe Panik lined to short.

Score after two: Dodgers 0, Marlins 0

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Scoreless first inning in Miami

Dodgers: Left-hander Trevor Rogers pitching for the Marlins. He was named to the All-Star team Sunday. Chris Taylor struck out swinging. AJ Pollock lined to left. Justin Turner struck out swinging.

Marlins: Right-hander Walker Buehler pitching for the Dodgers. Jazz Chisholm Jr. struck out looking. Starling Marte struck out looking. Garrett Cooper walked on six pitches. Adam Duvall popped to second.

Score after one: Dodgers 0, Marlins 0

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Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy given Monday off against Marlins; Scott Alexander activated

Los Angeles Dodgers Scott Alexander throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game.
Dodgers reliever Scott Alexander throws against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 30.
(Morry Gash / Associated Press)

MIAMI — The Dodgers swapped left-handers Monday, activating Scott Alexander from the 60-day injured list and optioning Garrett Cleavinger to triple-A Oklahoma City.

Alexander, 31, hasn’t pitched for the Dodgers since May 1. He spent two months on the injured list with a shoulder injury. He gave up four runs — three earned — in 11 2/3 innings over 13 appearances before the setback.

Cleavinger, 27, was sent down after opening the Dodgers’ win over the Nationals on Sunday. He’s surrendered seven runs — three earned — in 13 1/3 innings across 15 outings.

Alexander joins the Dodgers as they try to extend their season-long winning streak to 10 games Monday against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park.

They’ll face left-hander Trevor Rogers, who was named to the National League All-Star team Sunday, without Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy in the lineup. Manager Dave Roberts said it’s just a day off for the three players after the club’s quick turnaround Saturday night for Sunday’s matinee.

DODGERS (53-31, +121)
Chris Taylor CF
AJ Pollock LF
Justin Turner 3B
Albert Pujols 1B
Will Smith C
Steven Souza Jr. RF
Gavin Lux SS
Zach McKinstry 2B
Walker Buehler RHP

MARLINS (35-47, +20)
Jazz Chisholm Jr. 2B
Starling Marte CF
Garrett Cooper 1B
Adam Duvall RF
Miguel Rojas SS
Jesús Sánchez LF
Jorge Alfaro
Joe Panik 3B
Tyler Rogers LHP

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Dodgers vs. Marlins Monday betting odds, analysis

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Rogers delivers against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 15.
(Joe Puetz / Associated Press)

The Dodgers (53-31, just half a game behind the Giants in the NL West) bring an MLB-high nine-game win streak into Monday’s 3:40 p.m. start of a four-game series against the Marlins (35-47, last in NL East) at loanDepot park in Miami.

The Dodgers are -155 road favorites for Monday’s series opener with Walker Buehler (8-1, 2.35 ERA, 0.90 WHIP) on the mound. The Marlins counter with one of their best pitchers in Trevor Rodgers (7-5, 2.14 ERA, 1.04 WHIP) or else the line would probably be higher. Neither pitcher started when the Dodgers won 2-of-3 against the Marlins at Dodgers Stadium in mid-May.

Dodgers vs. Marlins betting odds for Monday
(VSiN)

The Over/Under is set low at 7 runs with this solid pitching matchup. The Dodgers are No. 4 in the majors at 5.1 runs per game, while the Marlins rank No. 27 out of MLB’s 30 teams at just 3.96 runs per game.

In fact, odds actually have it as more of a coin-flip for the Dodgers to win by two or more runs as the run line is at Dodgers -1.5 +110 (Marlins offered at +1.5 runs but -130).

The Dodgers are -210 series favorites to win at least three of the four-game set (2-2 split is a push and a refund).

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Albert Pujols is one of many stars for Dodgers in 5-1 win over Nationals

Highlights from the Dodgers’ 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

WASHINGTON — On a day Major League Baseball announced the reserves for the All-Star game, it was Albert Pujols — a 41-year-old future Hall of Famer signed two months ago as a platoon player six years removed from his 10th and likely final All-Star appearance — delivering the hit the Dodgers needed the most in their 5-1 matinee win Sunday over the Washington Nationals.

The score was tied when Dodgers manager Dave Roberts summoned Pujols, usually limited to at-bats opposite left-handers, to pinch-hit against right-hander Joe Ross. To that point, Ross was dealing, having just recorded his 11th strikeout. But Gavin Lux was at second base after a leadoff double and Pujols smelled the RBI.

He generated it by lining a sinker down the left-field line for a single to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. Roberts had Tony Gonsolin, a pitcher, pinch-run for the slow-footed first baseman and the move proved prescient when Gonsolin scored from first base on Max Muncy’s double to the right-center field gap. Muncy added a two-run double in the ninth inning.

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