Dodgers Get Back In The Win Column Behind Veteran Homers


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On yet another long night due to rain, David Freese hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh and Justin Turner hit a two-run shot of his own in the eighth to propel the Dodgers to a 7-2 win over the Phillies.

It was a long and unconventional game as hits were few and far between. In fact, the Dodgers scored a run and went 3.1 innings before even collecting a hit.

By the time the game ended, the Dodgers had less than 11 hours before their next game on Thursday.

The Dodgers scored in the first without recording a hit as Phillies’ starter, Nick Pivetta walked the bases loaded. But the Dodgers only managed to come up with one run as A.J. Pollock hit a sacrifice fly to right field.

After the rain delay, Julio Urías drove in a run with an RBI single to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. But Urías and Pedro Báez were unable to keep the lead on the bottom of the 6th inning.

Then in the top of the seventh, it was time for Freese to put his mark on the game. With a man on and no outs, Freese drove a fastball the other way to right field and over the wall for a two-run homer.

An inning later, Turner got ahold of a 3-2 fastball and pulled it over the left-field wall to give the Dodgers a 6-2 lead.

Up Next:

The Dodgers have a quick turnaround as they play the final game of the series at 9:30 am. The game will be televised for free on Youtube. Ross Stripling and Aaron Nola will battle it out as the Dodgers go for a series win. Stripling is 4-3 on the year with a 3.65 ERA and Nola is 8-2 with a 3.63 ERA.

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