Dodgers Highlights: Mookie Betts, Max Muncy Hit Home Runs Against Diamondbacks
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The Los Angeles Dodgers were headed toward reaching the All-Star break by losing a second consecutive series to a team in last place of a division but rallied late and came away with a 7-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks behind a walk-off home run from Max Muncy.

One day after setting a Dodger Stadium record with 22 runs, the Dodgers only had a Mookie Betts leadoff home run in the first inning to show for offense much of the afternoon. The 1-0 lead held until Tony Gonsolin surrendered a game-tying homer with two outs in the fourth inning.

The Diamondbacks took the lead against Darien Nuñez in the fifth, and extended it to 4-1 on Daulton Varsho’s two-run homer off Scott Alexander in the seventh inning.

Down to their final six outs, the Dodgers began a rally in the eighth with Zach McKinstry’s leadoff walk. Singles by Betts and Muncy then loaded the bases with nobody out, and the Dodgers got a gift run when Justin Turner lifted a fly ball to deep right field that Josh Reddick inexplicably dropped.

Will Smith was hit by a pitch later in the inning and Chris Taylor tied it with an RBI bloop single into center field.

After Kenley Jansen kept the game tied in the ninth, Albert Pujols led off the bottom half of the inning with a base hit. Betts was intentionally walked with one out, and the decision backfired as Muncy hammered a walk-off, three-run home run to right field.

Dodgers have second-most wins

Despite incurring a rash of injuries to key players during the unofficial first half of the season, the Dodgers reached the All-Star break with the second-most wins in baseball.

“Considering all we’ve been through, I’d say pretty good,” Muncy said. “I don’t know how many injuries we’ve had — 20, 30, or whatever the number is — the fact that we’re playing really good baseball, we have a really good record right now, I’d say we’ve done a good job.

“Obviously, we can do a lot better and have a lot of potential. We haven’t played anywhere near the caliber that we are capable of playing, but I’d still say we’ve done a good job just based on the number of injuries we’ve had.”

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