los angeles dodgersrallied to win 11-5, playing their first game at the site of the 2020 World Series Championship Texas Rangers The three-game series begins on Friday in Arlington, Texas
dodgers Three-RBI nights were led by Freddie Freeman and JD Martinez, some flashy catches by center fielder Johnny Deluca, and a bullpen that allowed one run in the final four innings. Reliever Ryan Brasier (2-0) earned the win by striking out the last two of the sixth.
dodgers regained control and took a 6-5 lead with two runs in the seventh.
After loading the bases with no outs, Martínez drew a six-pitch walk to tie the game. rangers reliever Alex Spies (0-1). dodgers The go-ahead run scored on a fielder’s choice groundout by Max Muncy on Cody Bradford’s ball.
dodgers Three runs were struck out in the eighth. Will Smith had a two-run double and Martinez had an RBI single. He added two more runs in the ninth on Mookie Betts’ double.
It was a back-and-forth affair in the first six innings.
rangers In the first inning, Nathaniel Lowe took a 2–0 lead on an opposite field home run. dodgers Three runs scored in the third to take a 3–2 lead, including Freeman’s two-run double.
Texas went ahead 4–3 with two runs in the fourth, and Los Angeles tied it 4–4 on Freeman’s solo home run in the fifth.
In the bottom of the fifth, Deluca stole the show with some highlight-reel catches. He made the catcher by diving into left-center field to snatch an extra-base hit from Leody Taveras. Then, he ended the inning by leaping to rob rangers Leadoff man Marcus Semien hits his 200th career home run
Texas responded in the next inning on a solo shot by Corey Seager to take a 5–4 lead. But rangers There was no answer in the last three innings
Both starters – Andrew Heaney rangers and Tony Gonsolin dodgers – Four runs allowed in five innings
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