Recap: Dodgers Mount Furious Rally, Beat Mets On Alex Verdugo’s Walk-Off Sacrifice Fly
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Another expected pitcher’s duel at Dodger Stadium went by the wayside as the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets traded home runs throughout the night. The Dodgers fell into a five-run deficit but mounted a rally in the late innings for a thrilling 9-8 comeback win.

The Dodgers’ victory marked their largest come-from-behind effort this season. L.A. began the bottom of the ninth inning trailing 8-5. Joc Pederson and Max Muncy greeted vaunted Mets closer Edwin Diaz with back-to-back solo home runs.

Having previously collected a pair of RBI singles, Justin Turner kept the rally alive with a double. Cody Bellinger’s RBI double — his first hit of the night after having nothing to show for hard contact — pulled the Dodgers even.

After Corey Seager was intentionally walked, Matt Beaty’s slow chopper loaded the bases when Amed Rosario missed second base on his attempt to start a 6-3 double play. Alex Verdugo’s sacrifice fly gave the Dodgers their second walk-off win of the year.

Prior to the Dodgers scoring at least one run from the seventh inning on, they appeared poised for a second consecutive loss. Pete Alonso clobbered Walker Buehler for a pair of two-run home runs, and Julio Urias surrendered back-to-back homers to start the seventh inning.

A single and double followed, but Urias stranded both runners. The appearance was his second overall and first at Dodger Stadium since being reinstated from administrative leave, which stemmed from an arrest over an alleged domestic battery incident.

The multi-home run game was Alonso’s third this season and gave him 19 homers overall. Alonso’s two-run blast put the Mets ahead 2-0 in the first inning, Adeiny Hechavarria’s RBI double in the second made it 3-0, and Alonso’s second homer broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth.

The Dodgers had climbed back into the game behind doubles from Seager, Beaty and Verdugo in the second inning, and Turner’s game-tying RBI base hit in the third. Turner later added his second RBI single in the seventh inning and Seager hit a solo home run in the eighth.

Despite being knocked around early, Syndergaard managed to hold the Dodgers to just the three runs over six innings. He finished with five strikeouts and two walks, both of which were to Buehler.