Real or not? Dodgers getting lift from surprising sources
Power-hitting Max Muncy, lights-out Ross Stripling and rejuvenated Matt Kemp are leading the way for L.A. — just like the Dodgers drew it up.
They were just a half-game behind the New York Yankees as they began a 10-game road trip to Baltimore, Seattle and Minnesota on Monday, but the 2-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles in 12 innings felt bigger than a win over the Orioles should feel. With the bats scratching out just six hits, Steven Wright and five relievers were superb in spinning just the eighth extra-inning shutout in Camden Yards history.
Also, Mookie Betts made a surprising return to the Boston lineup, eschewing any rehab games in his first action since May 27. He went 1-for-5.
Red Sox win 2-0 in 12 innings. Bullpen has been dominant all year, was again tonight. Joe Kelly Show rolls on. Heath Hembree was filthy too. Rafael Devers with the inning-changing knock. We’ve hit a point where Steven Wright is expected to throw zeros.
We got a really good team that competes, Judge said. Even if we get down early, we’re always fighting. If we have a lead, we don’t settle.
Robertson (5-2) pitched a scoreless seventh and Dellin Betances, the only player in this Subway Series born in New York, struck out the side in the eighth.
Aroldis Chapman, who has been bothered by tendinitis in his left knee, worked around two walks in the ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances.
Andujar’s two-run homer in the sixth off Steven Matz made it 3-all. Torres connected for his 11th homer in the Yankees third.
Stuck in a scoring rut, the Mets rearranged their lineup We need to just shake things up, Callaway said before the game.
The new batting order provided an immediate payoff, too. Frazier, in the second spot for the first time this year, hit a solo homer, Brandon Nimmo tripled and Cabrera homered off rookie Domingo German.