Recap: Max Muncy Lifts Dodgers To Walk-Off Win Against Diamondbacks
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The Los Angeles Dodgers needed a late rally to erase their deficit and Max Muncy then delivered a walk-off, three-run home run to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-4, and send the team into the All-Star break with a series win.

Mookie Betts lit an early spark with his solo home run off Merrill Kelly in the bottom of the first inning. It marked the 27th leadoff home run of his career, seventh with the Dodgers and fifth this season.

Betts singled in his next at-bat and finished the day with xx of the Dodgers’ xx hits. AJ Pollock doubled with one out in the fifth inning but was stranded, and so too was Muncy after his extra-base hit in the sixth.

Whereas Kelly prevented Pollock from scoring, he exited with an apparent injury suffered on a pitch to Muncy. The Diamondbacks’ starter was picked up by Brett de Geus, who retired Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger to end the inning.

The book closed on Kelly at one run allowed on four hits over 5.1 innings.

Tony Gonsolin largely matched that effort, albeit in a shorter outing. Gonsolin pitched through traffic his entire start and held the Diamondbacks to one run scored on Stephen Vogt’s game-tying homer with two outs in the fourth inning.

Darien Nuñez entered in the fifth inning for his second career appearance and allowed a ground-rule double followed by a go-ahead base hit. The Diamondbacks then added to their lead in the seventh when Daulton Varsho hit a two-run home run off Scott Alexander.

The Dodgers loaded the bases with nobody out in the eighth inning and scored a run on Turner’s fly ball to the warning track in right field that Josh Reddick inexplicably dropped.

Will Smith was hit by a pitch to bring in another run, and Reddick then had a bloop single ricochet off him, which allowed the Dodgers to tie the game but result in an out on the bases as well.

The Diamondbacks’ decision to intentionally walk Betts to put two on with one out in the ninth inning backfired as Muncy crushed a no-doubter to the pavilion in right field for a second career walk-off home run.

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