Mookie Betts and Max Muncie each hit home runs during a six-run first inning and los angeles dodgers 8-4 win over visiting on Friday new York Yankees in the first match of the three-match series
Bates added a second home run amid a four-hit night and JD Martinez also went deep, extending his hitting streak to 16 games, as dodgers The historic duel of franchises facing each other for the first time since 2019 comes out on top
dodgers Left-hander Clayton Kershaw (7-4) matched a season high with nine strikeouts in seven innings while giving up two runs on four hits and one walk. Freddie Freeman went 0-for-5 as his 20-game hitting streak ended.
Josh Donaldson hit two home runs and Giancarlo Stanton also had a hit. Yankees as he returned from a long period of time on the injured list due to hamstring issues
Yankees Right-hander Luis Severino (0-1) was tagged for seven runs on nine hits in four innings with a walk and two strikeouts.
Bates started dodgers‘ early offensive exploits with his 21st leadoff home run dodgers And the 41st of his career. Muncie added a two-run home run with three batters to go for a 3–0 lead before a James Outman RBI single and Miguel Rojas sacrifice fly made it 5–0.
Bates batted for the second time in the opening inning, giving up an RBI single for a 6–0 advantage.
Donaldson hit a home run off Kershaw in the second inning in his first at-bat after a nearly two-month stint on the IL.
Martinez hit a home run in the third to give dodgers Stanton built a 7–1 lead before crushing a homer to left, his 10th in 24 career games at Dodger Stadium, in addition to the previous season’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles.
Bates’ second home run of the game, and 15th of the season, came in the bottom of the sixth for an 8–2 lead.
Donaldson’s second home run was a two-run shot with one out in the ninth inning off right-hander Phil Bickford.
– Field Level Media