Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Max Muncy throws his bat in anger at a ball call. Manager Dave Roberts was ejected as well, ending the Dodgers’ three-game winning streak.
The Los Angeles Dodgers lost 5-8 to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The Dodgers, who had their three-game winning streak snapped, are now 79-49 and in first place in the National League West.
Starting pitcher Julio Urias suffered his seventh loss of the season (11th overall) after giving up six runs on eight hits (three homers) and one walk while striking out nine in six innings. He had won all four of his August starts, posting a 1.44 ERA, but tonight was different. He gave up a solo shot to Alex Verdugo in the first inning, a solo shot to Justin Turner in the fourth, and a game-tying three-run homer to Adam Duvall in the sixth.
With runners on first and third with one out in the sixth inning and a 4-2 lead, Verdugo hit a five-pitch cutter low and away from the body that went over the left-center field fence for a three-run shot. Duvall’s 15th home run of the season. After allowing a walk and a stolen base to Trevor Story, Urias gave up a single to Reese Maguire.
Trailing 7-4, the Dodgers had a chance to rally in the eighth. After a Chris Taylor single and a David Peralta double put runners on second and third with one out, Mookie Betts singled up the middle and Freddie Freeman walked to load the bases.
After Will Smith flied out to right field, Muncy, who hit his 30th home run of the season in the fifth inning, stepped to the plate. However, he struck out looking on a low, four-pitch splitter from reliever Chris Martin to end the inning without further damage.
Martin’s fourth pitch was out of the zone, but umpire Jordan Baker called it a strike. At that point, Muncy threw his bat in frustration, and Baker called him out, prompting a furious Muncy to appeal. Teammate Jason Heyward, who was pinch-hitting, stopped Muncy. Roberts, who was in the third base dugout, also took to the field to appeal the call, but was ejected along with Muncy.
The Dodgers had another chance in the bottom of the ninth. A Hayward single, a James Outman grounder and a Peralta walk put runners on the corners with two outs for Betts. Betts took a two-pitch sinker up the middle from Boston right-hander Jon Schreiber, but the ball was caught by the center fielder just in front of the fence. Betts, who went 3-for-6 with a home run and an RBI on the day, had to swallow his disappointment as he was the final out of the game.먹튀검증
Boston was led by former Dodger Turner, who went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, including his 21st home run of the season. Duvall also went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, including a game-tying triple. Shriver, who came on in relief of Kenley Jansen, who left with a sore hamstring, earned his first save of the season. Boston, which improved to 69-61, kept its fall baseball hopes alive in the fifth American League wild-card spot.