After winning the last two games against the Chicago Cubs to split the four-game set, the Los Angeles Dodgers looked to remain in the win column and start their next series on a better note.
Brett Anderson took the mound for his 15th start of the season and turned in his best outing this year. The first inning was mixed results for Anderson as he kept the ball in the infield, but couldn’t keep the Miami Marlins off the scoreboard.
Dee Gordon reached on an infield single, stole second base and scored two groundballs later. That was all the Marlins got as Anderson held them to the one run in seven innings. He tied his career high with 10 strikeouts and ended his night emphatically by striking out the side.
Included in the 10 strikeouts was getting Giancarlo Stanton to go down swinging three times. The Marlins slugger finished the night 0-for-4, making contact only on a groundout in the first inning.
Friday’s start was the fourth time this season Anderson tossed at least seven innings. Aside from the 10 strikeouts he racked up, Anderson had eight groundball outs and only one fly out. For good measure he picked off two baserunners in the third inning and added an RBI single in the fourth.
After a pair of no-decisions Anderson has two wins in his last two outings, allowing one earned run in each start.