Recap: Dodgers Lose to Marlins In Sandy Alcántara Complete Game

Mookie Betts hit a third home run in the past two games but the Los Angeles Dodgers couldn’t replicate their success from last facing Sandy Alcántara and fell to the Miami Marlins, 2-1. The loss was the Dodgers’ first to the Marlins in five meetings this season.

Betts’ gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the third inning by reach 30 home runs for a third time in his career. However, that wound up being one of the team’s few highlights on the night.

Dustin May was authoring another dominant start against the Marlins as he didn’t allow a hit until a Jon Berti’s one-out single in the fourth inning. Berti then stole second base and scored the tying run on Brian Anderson’s single to left field.

May kept the game tied by retiring six consecutive batters before having a tapper hit back to the mound roll under his glove for an infield single. Chris Taylor then misplayed a grounder, resulting in another infield single that put two on with two outs.

Although neither play was ruled an error, the miscues cost the Dodgers. Jerar Encarnacion pulled a go-ahead RBI single into left field that proved to be the difference.

Even with taking the tough-luck loss, there was a silver lining for May in that he only allowed two runs and completed six innings in his second start back from Tommy John surgery.

Alcántara’s complete game shuts down Dodgers

Alcántara scattered four hits en route to throwing his fourth complete game of the season. The performance was a drastic turnaround from being charged for six runs over just 3.2 innings at Dodger Stadium last week.

Alcántara didn’t touch 100 mph until the eighth inning on Saturday, and did so five times in that frame alone. Included in that was a 101 mph four-seam fastball to Betts.

Back-to-back hits by Freddie Freeman and Will Smith put the tying and winning runs on in the ninth, and Justin Turner’s walk loaded the bases with two outs before Alcántara retired Joey Gallo to shut the door.

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