Dodgers Hang On For Win After Bellinger’s Slam

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Cody Bellinger hit a Grand Slam against Madison Bumgarner, part of a 5-run 3rd inning as the Dodgers beat the Giants 6-5. Things got interesting in the ninth inning when the Giants scored three runs, but Kenley Jansen managed to induce a game-ending double play to secure the win.

Kiké Hernández, who has owned Bumgarner throughout his career, got the scoring started in the third with an RBI single. Three batters later, with the bases loaded, Bellinger hit his Major League-leading 5th home run of the year.

This run support was more than enough for Hyun-Jin Ryu, who allowed just 2 earned runs over 7 innings with 5 strikeouts and no walks. Ryu’s only mistake came when he hung a breaking ball against Bumgarner, who hit it out for a two-run homer. But other than that, Ryu was fantastic as he collected his second win of the year.

Things got interesting in the 9th inning, so to the point that once again, people were question Dave Roberts’ bullpen management. With a 4-run lead, Roberts decided not to bring in Jansen. Personally, I disagreed with this decision.

Yimi García entered the game and put runners on first and second before being removed. So Jansen entered the game with no outs and runners on first and second. The Giants then loaded the bases on a Jansen error.

With the bases loaded, Jansen gave up a 4-pitch walk, trimming the lead to 6-3. Then Gerardo Parra hit a two-run single, bringing the Giants within a run. Jansen managed to wiggle his way out of the situation by getting Pablo Sandoval to hit into a 6-4-3 double play.

Up Next:

It’s the rubber game of the 3-game series against the Giants on Wednesday night. Derek Holland for the Giants will battle Ross Stripling and the Dodgers at 7:10 pm.

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