Justin Turner’s speed twice gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a lead in extra innings but Donovan Solano’s walk-off home run in the 11th extended the San Francisco Giants’ winning streak to seven games with a 10-8 victory. L.A. dropped to 3-1 in extra innings this season.
Urias squandered a three-run lead and failed to make it past the fourth inning as he again battled command issues. It marked a 10th time in the past 18 games a Dodgers starting pitcher fell short of completing a minimum of five innings.
Urias surrendered a game-tying three-run home run to Brandon Belt in the first inning, but to his credit worked out of multiple jams after that. He stranded a leadoff double in the second inning and a pair of walks in the third.
However, Urias’ night came to an end after Belt’s RBI double with nobody out in the fifth. Urias was picked up by Dylan Floro, Jake McGee, Blake Treinen and Caleb Ferguson.
San Francisco did cut into the L.A. lead in the seventh inning, aided by Max Muncy failing to handle a hard-hit ball and later committing an error that loaded the bases with none out. Treinen induced a double play and Ferguson struck out Pablo Sandoval to hold the Giants to just the one run.
Although Muncy had a bit of a rough stretch in the field, he was responsible for the Dodgers taking an early lead. After Corey Seager hit a single and Justin Turner doubled, L.A. was on the verge of letting Johnny Cueto off the hook in the first inning.
Muncy, celebrating his 30th birthday, ensured it wouldn’t be a wasted opportunity as he hit a three-run home run.
Seager and Turner then were in the mix of things again in the third, with the former breaking up the tie with a solo home run. Meanwhile, Turner’s single helped set the table for Joc Pederson’s two-run double with two outs and the bases loaded.
Ferguson stranded a leadoff infield single in the eighth, but Kenley Jansen was unable to shut the door. Evan Longoria just got under a pitch for a leadoff home run, but Belt didn’t miss and clubbed his second long ball of the night.
Giants reliever Jarlin Garcia struggled to get on the same page in the 10th as Joey Bart and it proved costly when signals got crossed. Bart dropped a strike, which allowed Turner to take third base, and he scored when the throw went wide into left field.
Turner’s legs were a factor again in the 11th when he avoided a tag attempt by Tyler Rogers, resulting in a go-ahead RBI infield single.
Turner shows no ill-effects of hamstring trouble
After missing Sunday’s game due to left hamstring tightness that was a result of being hit by a pitch the night prior, Turner went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and an RBI. His double was of the hustle variety as it unexpectedly went off Mike Yastrzemski’s glove.
It was the first sign that supported Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ sentiment about any potential lingering issues. “I haven’t heard anything, so right now I think no news is good news,” he said before the game.
Turner has an 18-game on-base streak.
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