The Los Angeles Dodgers were scoreless before a rain delay for a second consecutive night, then they found success against Kyle Gibson once play resumed and went on for an 8-2 win against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Presumably in anticipation of another rain delay, the Phillies scratched Gibson from his scheduled start. After play was halted for 53 minutes, he took the mound for the third inning and retired the first three batters faced.
Gibson then ran into trouble when Corey Seager’s leadoff walk in the fourth wound up being cashed in by Cody Bellinger. Bellinger sent the 13th pitch he saw for an opposite-field home run that gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.
The homer was Bellinger’s third in the past four games and extended his hitting streak to eight games.
Then two batters after AJ Pollock beat the shift with a single to right field, David Price helped his cause with an RBI double. The extra-base hit was Price’s first of his career.
Second homer of the game for Belli? Big phan. pic.twitter.com/uKCHFwn4Ts
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 12, 2021
After their lead was cut to 3-2, the Dodgers took advantage of Phillies miscues to score two runs in the seventh inning. Pollock added a third run with a base hit up the middle, and Bellinger clubbed a two-run homer in the ninth inning.
Price backed by Dodgers bullpen
Price allowed two runs that were a result of Trea Turner’s throw to first base on a would-be inning-ending double play sailed over Max Muncy’s head. It was not deemed an error because a double play cannot be assumed, but two batters later Ronald Torreyes hit a two-run single.
Price went four innings and was backed by another stellar effort from the Dodgers bullpen. Phil Bickford, Brusdar Graterol, Blake Treinen and Edwin Uceta each tossed a scoreless inning to finish out the win.
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