Dodgers vs. Giants – Game Recap – September 18, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — — Mookie Betts had an RBI double within the tenth inning, Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded stroll and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 on Sunday evening.

The Dodgers beat the Giants for the fifteenth time in 19 conferences this season, getting that many wins for the primary time within the rivalry that goes again to 1884.

“It’s arduous to beat any workforce like that, definitely a workforce throughout the division the place there’s a lot familiarity,” Los Angeles supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “It ranges the enjoying area extra, so to see the success we have had is fairly uncommon.”

Betts’ double with one out within the tenth off John Brebbia (6-2) drove in automated runner Cody Bellinger to present the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. One out later, Brebbia deliberately walked Freddie Freeman and Justin Turner to load the bases. Thomas Szapucki then walked Muncy to power in one other run earlier than placing out Trayce Thompson.

In the underside of the inning, Andre Jackson walked Thairo Estrada and, one out later, gave up an RBI single to Wilmer Flores to tug the Giants inside one. JD Davis then struck out however Evan Longoria walked to load the bases. Justin Bruihl got here on and bought LaMonte Wade Jr. to floor out to first to choose up his first profession save.

Dodgers nearer Craig Kimbrel (5-6) pitched a scoreless evening to choose up the win.

Los Angeles gained 13 of the ultimate 14 conferences, together with seven in a row in San Francisco.

“They undoubtedly outplayed us all 12 months,” Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler stated. “We should play higher if we will beat that workforce. There’s nothing extra to it.”

Freeman’s RBI single within the sixth towards Giants starter Alex Cobb broke a 1-1 tie.

The Giants tied it 2-2 within the eighth on JD Davis’ two-out RBI double off left-hander Alex Vesia. Davis’ hit bounced over the wall for a floor-rule double, stopping Estrada from scoring from first.

Estrada was additionally prevented from scoring on Flores’ double within the fourth towards Dodgers starter Andrew Heaney who additionally bounced into the bleachers.

Heaney pitched 4 scoreless innings earlier than he was pulled after 65 pitches with the Dodgers main 1-0. Heaney had simply struck out Longoria and Joey Bart to strand the bases loaded within the fourth.

A 20-minute rain delay throughout the prime of the inning might need performed into supervisor Dave Roberts’ resolution. The Dodgers have used Heaney cautiously after two stints on the injured checklist this 12 months.

Like the remainder of the Dodgers, Heaney performed as if the sport meant one thing.

“If you do not need to win the sport you should not be enjoying,” Heaney stated. It’s so simple as that. You play to pitch properly, hit properly, do no matter it takes to win the baseball sport. You do not ever go on the market and never attempt your finest.”

Justin Turner’s RBI double within the prime of the fourth gave the Dodgers the early lead.

The Giants tied it within the fifth towards Caleb Ferguson on Trea Turner’s two-out throwing error on a grounder by Estrada. Lewis Brinson, who doubled to open the inning, scored the tying run.

STORMY WEATHER

The sport was performed amid a uncommon September storm for San Francisco, that includes winds that gusted to 30 miles an hour and a squall. They rain delay occurred within the fourth after Los Angeles took the lead towards Cobb on a leadoff stroll to Freeman and Justin Turner’s double into the left-area nook. Cobb struck out Chris Taylor when play resumed to strand Turner at second base.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: RHP Yency Almonte, on the 15-day injured checklist since Aug. 7 with a decent pitching elbow, will start a rehab task with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. …. OF Kevin Pillar, who fractured his left shoulder diving into third base on June 2, can also be headed to Oklahoma City for a rehab task.

Giants: LHP Alex Wood’s season is over. Kapler stated Wood was not cleared to renew throwing this weekend after rehabbing a left-shoulder impingement, which landed him on the IL on Sept. 3. Wood completed his second season in San Francisco 8-12 with a 5.10 ERA in 26 begins. The 31-12 months-outdated signed a two-12 months, $23 million contract final winter.

ROSTER MOVES

Dodgers: LHP Tyler Anderson was anticipated to fly to Los Angeles on Sunday after his spouse, Taitym, gave start to their first son, Tucker. Anderson threw a bullpen session in Arizona on Sunday and is anticipated to return off the paternity checklist Tuesday.

Giants: San Francisco claimed RHP Jharel Cotton off waivers from the Twins. Originally drafted by the Dodgers, Cotton was traded to Oakland in a 2016 deadline deal that additionally netted starter Frankie Montas and despatched LHP Rich Hill and OF Josh Reddick to the Dodgers. Cotton is anticipated to hitch the Giants in Denver on Tuesday evening. To clear a 40-man spot the Giants designated OF Willie Calhoun for task after a 4-sport stint in San Francisco. … INF Jose Rojas, who was designated for task Friday, cleared waivers and elected free company.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-4, 2.44 ERA) goes for his twentieth profession win towards the Diamondbacks within the opener of a 4-sport collection at Dodgers Stadium on Monday evening. RHP Merrill Kelly (12-6, 3.01) stars for Arizona.

Giants: RHP Jakob Junis (4-6, 4.15) begins Monday within the opener of a 4 sport collection at Colorado towards RHP Chad Kuhl (6-9, 5.33).

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