Chris Taylor hit a two-run double in the eighth inning Saturday as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 5-3 victory at home over the Los Angeles Angels.
Taylor’s double to left-center field against Angels right-hander Junior Guerra (2-2) scored both Corey Seager and Will Smith. Cody Bellinger had a home run for the Dodgers, who improved to just 10-10 since the All-Star break.
In his first start with the Dodgers after he was acquired in a trade with the Washington Nationals last week, Trea Turner played second base, batted leadoff and had a walk, a hit and a run scored.
David Fletcher and Kurt Suzuki each had two hits for the Angels, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.
Turner walked to open the Dodgers’ first inning and scored on a double to left by Max Muncy. Two batters later, Seager brought home Muncy with a single for a 2-0 advantage.
The Angels rallied for a 3-2 lead in the third inning. Fletcher and Jose Iglesias had back-to-back doubles off Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias for a run. Phil Gosselin followed with an RBI single to tie the game 2-all.
With two outs in the third, Muncy made a fielding error at first base on a Jo Adell ground ball, allowing Gosselin to score for a 3-2 Angels advantage.
The Dodgers tied it at 3-all in the seventh on Bellinger’s home run to right field. It was Bellinger’s sixth of the season to give him a hit in five consecutive games. He entered the game with a .171 batting average.
Urias, who entered tied for the major league lead with 13 wins, gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits over five innings, with three walks and five strikeouts in a no-decision.
Dodgers right-hander Brusdar Graterol (2-0) used a 102-mph fastball to strike out pinch-hitter Shohei Ohtani with two on base in the eighth and earned the victory. Kenley Jansen recorded his 23rd save.
Angels starter Jaime Barria gave up three runs on six hits over six innings, with two walks and five strikeouts.
The Dodgers’ AJ Pollock lined out as a pinch hitter in the eighth to halt his hitting streak at 14 games and his career-long on-base streak at 23.
–Field Level Media
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