LOS ANGELES (AP) — After floundering for the primary month of the season, Kenta Maeda discovered his type Friday night time.
Maeda threw seven strong innings to steer the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 5-three. Maeda (2-2) entered with an eight.05 ERA and had failed to succeed in the sixth inning in any of his 4 earlier begins.
The second-yr proper-hander struck out a season-excessive eight and restricted Philadelphia to 5 hits, a stroll and two runs as Los Angeles snapped the Phillies’ six-recreation profitable streak.
“It was nice to see Kenta throw the best way he did tonight,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “He had readability and he threw with conviction. He stored the ball down and he threw it tight to left-handers. He and Honey (Rick Honeycutt) had a superb recreation plan moving into and he executed it.”
Maeda stated his felt some strain to carry out nicely tonight.
“It was a terrific day for me,” Maeda stated by means of a translator. “I’ve had a string of dangerous outings and I felt the strain going into the sport. I knew I needed to pitch properly or one thing might occur. We now have a number of nice pitchers.
“I’m very appreciative that Dave let me pitch the seventh inning. As soon as I obtained into it, I knew I used to be going to complete it.”
The Phillies pushed a run throughout within the eighth towards two relievers, however Kenley Jansen struck out the aspect within the ninth for his sixth save.
Jerad Eickhoff (zero-2) gave up 9 hits and 5 runs. It was the primary time Eickhoff had given up greater than three runs in his final thirteen begins.
“It simply comes right down to the curveball,” Eickhoff stated. “I had it within the first inning there after which I simply couldn’t discover the discharge level. I struggled with it. I stored them off-stability with the slider and situated fastballs. It was type of irritating however yeah, simply the curveball, I couldn’t put them away.”
Freddy Galvis prolonged his hitting streak to 10 video games with a two-run double to proper within the third inning giving the Phillies a 2-zero lead.
Justin Turner prolonged his profession-lengthy hitting streak to 14 video games — the longest lively hitting streak within the majors — with a primary-inning single. Turner had three hits, and his two-run double within the sixth prolonged the Dodgers’ result in 5-2.
Enrique Hernandez’s two-out double within the fourth tied the sport at 2 and Yasmani Grandal’s RBI sacrifice fly gave Los Angeles a three-2 lead within the fifth.
Dodgers proper fielder Yasiel Puig was given his first recreation off of the season.
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