The Los Angeles Dodgers extended their improbable streak of walk-off wins at Dodger Stadium by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4, behind Cody Bellinger’s home run in the bottom of the 10th inning. The walk-off homer was Bellinger’s first of his career.
One night after issuing four consecutive walks with two outs in the ninth inning, Greg Holland was back on the mound. He was in position for a save opportunity thanks to Carson Kelly’s go-ahead home run off Kenley Jansen in the top of the ninth.
Holland faltered yet again, allowing a leadoff double to Kiké Hernandez, then a game-tying RBI single to Matt Beaty. He struck out Justin Turner, who appeared as a pinch-hitter on his bobblehead night, and gave way to Yoshihisa Hirano.
He was not part of the Diamondbacks imploding Tuesday night, but issued back-to-back walks to load the bases. Deja vu stopped there, as Alex Verdugo grounded into an inning-ending double play.
The Dodgers jumped out to a 3-0 lead but slowly watched it slip away. Walker Buehler bounced back from a bit of a rough outing against the Colorado Rockies to complete at least seven innings for a fifth time in his past six starts.
He got through three shutout innings before allowing a two-run home run to Christian Walker. Of Walker’s 21 career homers, seven have come against the Dodgers, with three of those off Clayton Kershaw.
Buehler still had a lead up until Ketel Marte followed Jarrod Dyson’s two-out ground-rule double with an RBI base hit. Cody Bellinger made it a semi-close play at the plate but his throw was too high to give Austin Barnes a chance.
That wiped away a Dodgers lead that had been built behind a three-run second inning. Bellinger opened the scoring with a leadoff home run, giving him 28 on the season and temporarily tying the Dodgers franchise record that’s shared with Gil Hodges and Duke Snider for most before the All-Star break.
After Barnes kept the inning alive with a two-out single that put a pair of runners on, Buehler helped his case with an RBI single. Pederson then kept the rally alive with an RBI single of his own before rookie Merrill Kelly could get out of the inning.