Dodgers ride past Twins to increase winning streak to nine games – NBC Los Angeles
Max Muncy continued to bounce back from a slow start to the season with a home run and Julio Urias pitched seven solid innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to a season-best nine games with a 10 win -3 Tuesday night over Minnesota. Twins.
The loss propelled the Twins to a tie for first place in the AL Central with the Cleveland Guardians, the first time they haven’t held the division’s lone possession of the top spot since June 24.
Trea Turner had two doubles and drove in three runs, while Cody Bellinger had a two-run double as Los Angeles improved to a major league-leading 76-33, while going 31-5 since June 29. The Dodgers tied a season high with eight doubles.
In his first game back from the injured list due to abdominal strain, Justin Turner of the Dodgers had two hits and an RBI.
Byron Buxton homered for Minnesota, while starter Joe Ryan (8-5) allowed a run in each of the first four innings and was scored for six runs on nine hits in five innings. Minnesota has fallen to 1-5 in its last three road series, all against National League clubs.
The Dodgers started their offense early when Freddie Freeman scored two outs in the first inning and scored on a double from Will Smith when Twins center fielder Gilberto Celestino failed to field the ball cleanly.
The Twins recovered the run in the second inning on Celestino’s slow roll in front of the plate to score Gio Urshela, who tripled to center.
The Dodgers took the lead for good in their second half when Gavin Lux singled and Joey Gallo doubled with one out, with both runners scoring on Bellinger’s brace. A brace from Trea Turner scored Bellinger for a 4-1 advantage.
The Dodgers made it 5-1 in the third inning on Muncy’s 12th homer of the season and his third since Aug. 1. Muncy was slowed early in the season by a left elbow injury that occurred in the final game of the regular season. last season.
Trea Turner added her second RBI in the fourth inning when her comeback scored Mookie Betts. Muncy added an RBI brace in the seventh and Justin Turner followed with a ground scorer. Trea Turner had another RBI double in the eighth and scored on a Smith single.
Buxton’s home run, his 27th of the season, came in the eighth inning against Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford.
Urias (12-6) allowed one run on five hits in seven scoreless innings and eight strikeouts, while earning his ninth straight decision. Urias has not suffered a loss since June 12.
The Dodgers improved to 12-4 in interleague play, with one game remaining against the Twins on Wednesday, followed by a three-game weekend series at Kansas City.
The Twins fell to 5-11 in interleague play and lost their ninth straight game to the Dodgers, dating back to the 2014 season. Minnesota is 1-6 all-time at Dodger Stadium.
STEPH CURRY WATCH THE DODGERS GET THE DUB
Golden State Warriors point guard and reigning NBA Finals MVP Steph Curry watched the game from behind home plate. Curry vacated his seats late in the eighth inning, but was encouraged by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to come back and watch Trayce Thompson’s pinch shot. Thompson is the younger brother of Curry’s Warriors teammate Klay Thompson.
“I knew Steph was here, so obviously I know the connection between Steph and Klay and Trayce,” Roberts said. “I try to keep Trayce relevant and I wanted him to bat there and Mookie to rest. So yeah, maybe I would have encouraged Steph to stay and watch one of his brothers win a major league. batting.”
Curry filmed Thompson at bat and jumped for joy when Thompson curled a double down the left field line.
Twins: RHP Bailey Ober (groin) kicked off a 20-pitch bullpen session at the team compound in Florida as he progresses toward a possible September comeback. … OF Alex Krilloff, out for the season, had surgery in Los Angeles to shorten his ulna to combat wrist issues.
Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (abdomen) returned from the injured list and left the designated hitter spot, while INF/OF Miguel Vargas was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. … RHPs Blake Treinen (shoulder) and Brusdar Graterol (shoulder) competed in a mock game Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, with Treinen hitting 98 mph with his fastball and Graterol hitting up to 100 mph. Both are scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment in Oklahoma City on Friday. … RHP Dustin May (Tommy John surgery) went five innings and threw 68 pitches in a rehab start in Oklahoma City.
Twins: RHP Sonny Gray (6-3, 3.19) takes the mound in his third start this season of at least five scoreless innings.
Dodgers: RHP Ryan Pepiot (1-0, 2.76) should be called from the taxi team to start.