Freddie Freeman’s game-winning hit in the 11th inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to a sweep of the three-game series against the Chicago White Sox.
The Dodgers defeated the White Sox, 5-4, on Saturday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. With the win, the Dodgers improved to 39-30 on the season.
The Dodgers were led by Mookie Betts (right field), Freeman (first base), Will Smith (catcher), Jason Heyward (designated hitter), David Peralta (left field), Miguel Vargas (second base), James Outman (center field), Chris Taylor (third base), Miguel Rojas (shortstop), and starting pitcher Michael Grove.
The White Sox countered with Tim Anders (shortstop), Gavin Sheets (right fielder), Luis Robert Jr. (center fielder), Eloy Jimenez (designated hitter), Jake Berger (third baseman), Andrew Vaughn (first baseman), Yasmani Grandal (catcher), Clint Frazier (left fielder), Elvis Andrews (second baseman), and starter Dylan Sheets.
The Dodgers struck first in the first inning. Two batters later, Grove wobbled. He gave up back-to-back homers to Robert Jr. and Jimenez to fall behind 0-2. Another run came in the top of the fourth. Once again, the home plate was the problem. He gave up back-to-back homers to Burger and Vaughn to make it 4-0.
The Dodgers tied the game in the bottom of the sixth. Singles by Smith, Peralta, and Outman loaded the bases. Taylor stepped to the plate and took a four-seam fastball from reliever Reynaldo Lopez for a grand slam over the left-center field wall. The score was tied at 4-4.
After failing to score in regulation, the teams headed to extra innings. In the bottom of the 11th inning, the Dodgers once again had the tying run on base to end the game. In the bottom of the 11th, Rojas and Betts drew back-to-back walks to load the bases with no outs. Freeman then hit a game-tying single off reliever Garrett Crochet to win the game 5-4.토토사이트
For the Dodgers, Grove allowed four runs on seven hits (four homers) in five innings with one walk and seven strikeouts. Shelby Miller (two scoreless innings), Yoenis Almonte (one scoreless inning), Evan Phillips (one scoreless inning), and Caleb Ferguson (one scoreless inning) held the opposing bats in check to preserve the win.
At the plate, Taylor hit a grand slam to celebrate his 100th career big league home run. Freeman drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single to energize the offense.