One night after Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was critical of his team for their offensive approach in Monday’s loss, the Dodgers relied on the longball Tuesday.
Justin Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. Madison Bumgarner then hit Yasiel Puig on the ankle, which Puig took exception to and started to make his way towards the mound.
Both benches cleared and bullpens cleared, but no punches were thrown and players weren’t ejected. The dust eventually settled and Matt Kemp hit a two-run home run to dead center.
Zack Greinke threw a scoreless second inning, but gave up a two-run home run to Bumgarner that cut the Dodgers’ lead to 3-2.
A pitcher’s duel then broke out at Dodger Stadium as neither team had a runner reach in the fourth or fifth innings. Scott Van Slyke hit a bloop single to center field in the fourth, but was thrown out attempting to stretch it to a double.
Greinke’s streak of retiring 10 consecutive batters ended in the sixth inning on a Buster Posey two-out single. However, he then got Pablo Sandoval to hit back to the box for the final out of the inning and the Dodgers continued to lead 3-2.
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