DLD Recap: It Was A War Of Attrition As Dodgers Lose In Extras

Graphic Credit: Alberto AJ Amezola Jr.

Photo Credit: Ezra Shaw

POST-GAME BRIEFING

This was a wild, run-scoring affair at Oracle Park last night as the Dodgers and Giants battled it out into extra innings (11 total, in fact). Runs were plentiful for both teams, but the Giants won with a walk-off tw0-run blast from Donovan Solano, handing San Francisco the victory, 10-8. The new extra innings rule was on display tonight as both teams exchanged runs in both the 10th and the 11th.

Three-run homers from both Max Muncy (in the 1st, and on his birthday) and Corey Seager (in the 3rd) helped the Dodgers keep pace with the Giants, though they battled back with two bombs of their own, both  from Brandon Belt. The bullpens also got a workout, with both teams using a total of 16 relievers from the 5th inning on to finish the game.

SCORING PLAYS

  • TOP 1st: Max Muncy 3-run HR (3-0)
  • BOT 1st: Brandon Belt 3-run HR (3-3)
  • TOP 3rd: Corey Seager solo HR (4-3)
  • TOP 3rd: Justin Turner scores on throwing error (5-3)
  • TOP 3rd: Joc Pederson RBI double (6-3)
  • BOT 5th: Brandon Belt RBI double (6-4)
  • BOT 7th: Joey Bart sacrifice RBI (6-5)
  • BOT 9th: Brandon Belt solo HR (6-6)
  • TOP 10th: Justin Turner scores on throwing error (7-6)
  • BOT 10th: Mauricio Dubon RBI single (7-7)
  • TOP 11th: Justin Turner RBI single (8-7)
  • BOT 11th: Evan Longoria RBI single (8-8)
  • BOT 11th: Donovan Solano two-run HR (10-8)

PLAY OF THE GAME

Play of the game goes to Justin Turner,  who narrowly avoided getting tagged out in extras to keep the Dodgers alive and help give them the lead.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Player of the game goes to Justin Turner for his heads-up plays while running the bases, and his base hit in the top of the 11th.

NEXT UP

The Dodgers will look to even the series at one game apiece, sending Clayton Kershaw (3-1, 2.25 ERA, 29 Ks) to the mound. The Giants will counter with Kevin Gausman, who has a record of 1-1 with a 4.65 ERA in 31 innings pitched and 42 strikeouts. Game time is 6:45p.m. PT.

Jacob Cisneros is a writer for Dodgers-LowDown. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @_JacobCisneros

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