Justin Turner hit a home run, and rookie Tony Gonsolin pitched five strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 2-1 victory Saturday afternoon over the visiting New York Yankees.
The Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen on consecutive singles by Gleyber Torres and Brett Gardner, as well as a fielder’s choice grounder by Gio Urshela when the Dodgers were late on the throw to second while trying to get Gardner.
Jansen - Mike - Tauchman - Gary - Sanchez
Jansen then struck out Mike Tauchman and Gary Sanchez to earn his 27th save. It was a sort of redemption outing after he squandered his two previous save opportunities, including one Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
In his fourth career start, Gonsolin (2-1) gave up one run on two hits over five innings with two walks and two strikeouts. Turner’s two-run home run in the third inning scored Gonsolin, who had singled. Aaron Judge hit a home run in the fourth inning for the Yankees, his second in two games of the series.
Yan - Gomes - RBIs - Washington - Host
Yan Gomes went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, and Washington pulled away in beating host Chicago.
Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto and Adam Eaton drove in one run apiece for the Nationals, who will go for the series sweep Sunday. Washington has won four games in a row, six of seven and 11 of 13.
Nicholas - Castellanos - Jonathan - Lucroy - Drove
Nicholas Castellanos and Jonathan Lucroy each drove in a run for Chicago, which dropped its second straight game after winning the previous five in a row. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo left the game in the fifth because of mid-back tightness, according to the team.
Stephen Vogt capped an eight-run eighth inning with a three-run home run as visiting San Francisco rallied from behind to beat Oakland in the...
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