Recap: Tyler Anderson Extends Scoreless Streak, Dodgers Hit 3 Home Runs To Beat Mets

Tyler Anderson extended his scoreless innings streak and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets, 6-1, to capture a second consecutive victory. The back-to-back wins have the Dodgers one game ahead of the Mets for the best record in the National League.

Anderson entered his eighth start of the season not having allowed a run since the first inning of a May 17 outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He proceeded to hold the Mets to just three hits while recording five strikeouts over six innings.

That extended Anderson’s scoreless streak to 26 innings, and marked the first time he’s strung together three consecutive starts without allowing a run.

The Dodgers provided the southpaw with an early lead behind Cody Bellinger’s two-run home run in the second inning. The homer was Bellinger’s sixth of the season but first since May 12. He recently had been limited by a left adductor strain.

Zach McKinstry added to the Dodgers’ lead with his two-run home run in the fourth inning. McKinstry could be in line for extended opportunities due to Kevin Pillar (fractured left shoulder) and Edwin Ríos (right hamstring strain) both being on the injured list.

In the seventh inning, Trea Turner scored Mookie Betts by beating out a grounder up the middle for a two-out RBI infield single. Turner had previously extended his hitting streak to an MLB-best 26 games with a single in the first inning.

Chris Taylor hit the Dodgers’ third home run of the night to create more separation in the eighth.

Dodgers bullpen backs Anderson

The Dodgers couldn’t complete another shutout against the Mets due to Yency Almonte allowing a leadoff home run in the seventh inning.

Almonte retired the next three batters faced, but Caleb Ferguson was unable to make it through the eighth inning in his first appearance since getting recalled. Ferguson began his night with a strikeout, only to follow it with a walk, and then a second free pass after a groundout.

Daniel Hudson retired Francisco Lindor to end the inning and remained on the mound for the ninth to finish out the win.

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