Recap: 7-Run 11th Inning Powers Dodgers To Win Over Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants once again played another thrilling, back-and-forth contest as they found themselves in a close game that went to extra innings.

But ultimately, the Dodgers came away with a 14-7 win after 11 innings, breaking out for seven runs in the final inning.

Shohei Ohtani was intentionally walked to start the 11th, and Will Smith gave the Dodgers a two-run lead with a double to score Ohtani and the ghost runner. Freddie Freeman followed with a double to make it 10-7.

Teoscar Hernández singled to put runners at the corners, and Chris Taylor singled to make it 11-7.

Jason Heyward then tripled in two more runs before Miguel Rojas hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the seventh run of the inning. It was another strong game for Rojas as he went 3-for-5 with four RBI.

To get to that point, the Giants scored first with a sacrifice fly in the first inning following a double from Jorge Soler, but the Dodgers answered back in the second when Rojas singled home Andy Pages, tying the game at one.

Shohei Ohtani hit his 26th home run of the season in the third to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead, but it didn’t last long.

The Giants answered with a four-run third inning, which was started by a walk from Nick Ahmed and a double from Soler. LaMonte Wade Jr. reached on a fielder’s choice, and Heliot Ramos singled before Patrick Bailey followed with an RBI single that put the Giants ahead 3-2.

Matt Chapman added another run-scoring single before Michael Conforto walked to load the bases. Luis Matos then grounded into a force out, which allowed another run to score, giving the giants a 5-2 lead.

However, the Dodgers answered back with their own four-run inning. Pages worked a one-out walk and Jason Heyward singled to put runners at the corners, starting the rally.

Rojas then came through one again with an RBI single, and Gavin Lux picked up a base-hit to make it a one-run game. Shohei Ohtani went on to walk before Will Smith singled home Rojas to tie the game at 5-5.

The Dodgers then took the lead when Freddie Freeman worked a bases loaded walk, making it a 6-5 game.

The Giants tied the game in the fifth on a single from Brett Wisely, who proved to be the hero in the series opener with a walk-off home run. The giants rally that inning began against Yohan Ramírez with a single from Matt Chapman, and Michael Conforto working a walk against Alex Vesia.

The Dodgers scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning when Rojas drove in the ghost runner, putting the Dodgers up 7-6.

The Giants answered back with an RBI double to score their ghost runner against Daniel Hudson to tie the game, but left the bases loaded.

Tyler Glasnow turned in his worst outing as a Dodgers pitcher. He lasted just three innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with two walks and one strikeout.

It was the first time this season Glasnow failed to pitch at least five innings in his outing. Prior to today, he had pitched seven innings in three of his last five starts, and six innings in the other two.

The outing also marked the third time this season Glasnow has given up at least five runs in an outing, but fell short of his season-high of six on April 15.

Despite the poor outing, Glasnow still holds a 3.23 ERA in 103 innings with 136 strikeouts and a 0.93 WHIP.

Dodgers & Giants ‘bring out the best’ in each other

The Giants and Dodgers always seem to play an exciting game against each other, regardless of where either team is in the standings. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes that’s because both teams bring out the best in each other.

The first two games in this series have proven that to be true with a pair of back-and-forth games until the end.

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