LOS ANGELES (AP) — Together with his staff having homered twice to tug inside a run within the ninth inning, Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts despatched Justin Turner to the plate to maintain the rally going.
Turner did simply that, hitting the third consecutive homer off Hector Neris to open the inning and the Adrian Gonzalez’s tiebreaking RBI single capped the 4-run rally to carry Los Angeles to a wild 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night time.
“You all the time need to get the tying run to the plate, in order that’s why I put (pinch-hitter) Turner in and he responded,” Roberts stated.
The Dodgers trailed 5-2 earlier than Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger — who homered twice — hit the primary two homers of the ninth, and Turner’s shot gave them three straight for the primary time since Aug. 18, 2012.
With one out, Austin Barnes singled off Neris (zero-1). Joely Rodriguez got here in and received Andrew Toles to fly out, however Corey Seager singled and Gonzalez drilled a ball off third baseman Maikel Franco’s glove that rolled into left area scoring Barnes with the profitable run from second.
“It had that topspin on the second hop and that makes it actually robust for infielders,” Gonzalez stated.
Grant Dayton (1-zero) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the win.
The Phillies wasted a robust outing by Zach Eflin, who allowed two runs and 4 hits in seven innings.
“It’s loopy what occurred,” Eflin stated. “You simply have to return again and overlook about it. It’s baseball.”
Philadelphia supervisor Pete Mackanin was disillusioned with the result.
“What a method to lose,” Mackanin stated. “One factor about Neris is for some purpose he’s getting away from his cut up. He needs to throw extra fastballs and that’s not going to work. He’s going to should get again to that cut up. Whether or not he’s not feeling assured with it for some cause or not we have now to get him again on monitor as a result of he’s higher than that.
“That’s one of many causes I don’t need to identify a better as a result of I don’t need to put a man in that strain despite the fact that I exploit him in that state of affairs.”
Toles’ leadoff homer within the first received the lead for Los Angeles, however Brock Stassi related for a 3-run shot within the fourth towards Brandon McCarthy. It was Stassi’s second homer of the season.
McCarthy lasted 5 innings and was charged with 4 runs and eight hits.
Daniel Nava upped Philadelphia’s result in four-1 with a two-out RBI single within the fifth that scored Odubel Herrera.
Philadelphia shortstop Freddy…