On a night where the Astros and Yankees each won, Corey Seager collected 2 hits and 4 RBIs to lead the Dodgers to a 7-5 win over the Rays and keep them just 1 game back in the race for the best record in the league.
The Dodgers scored in just 2 innings, two runs in the 5th and five runs in the 7th. Both times, Seager led the charge with 2-run doubles. And both times, he gave the Dodgers the lead.
At the time, the 5 run lead felt large, but it was just a matter of time before the game got a lot closer.
Kenta Maeda, the 7th pitcher of the night, allowed 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI single and a two-run homer.
But thankfully for the Dodgers, Kenley Jansen has found his groove and was ready to save the day with a 4-out save. He looked sharp and recorded the save easily.
“This is the best I’ve felt the whole year,” said Jansen, who’s cutter clicked for him while playing catch in Baltimore. “It took me longer this year. Too long. But everything happens for a good reason. Just learn from it, look forward and not back. It wasn’t the easiest one this year. It’s not going to get easier going through postseason.”
The Dodgers will go for the two-game sweep of the Rays at 5:10 pm. Brendan McKay will start for the Rays and will probably go about 3-4 innings based on his previous outings. Tony Gonsolin will pitch for the Dodgers, which probably means another bullpen game. McKay is 2-4 with a 5.27 ERA this year and Gonsolin is 3-2 with a 2.83 ERA.