SAN FRANCISCO – Julio Uriás closed San Francisco and contributed an RBI single to his cause, Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock conceded two-run doubles to open it in the sixth, and the Dodgers scored on Saturday night. also defeated the Giants 9-2. His NL Division Series in one game each.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts declared earlier in the day, “We’re going to essentially play this game like do or die,” and the World Series champion continued to add, including Will Smith’s leadoff homer in the eighth. .
Now, NL West runners-up Los Angeles – second despite 106 victories – is right behind it and headed home to Chavez Ravin with a chance to ride some of the momentum.
The Best of Five series moves to Dodger Stadium for Game 3 on Monday night, which is hardly a surprise considering how close these clubs have played for months. The 107-winner Giants edged the Dodgers for the division on the final day and won the season 10–9, but were bowled out 80–78 on aggregate.
“It’s great to win one on the road,” said Dodgers star Mookie Bates. “Julio played a great game. Any atmosphere like this, he’s going to come ready to pitch.”
Urea hit an RBI single in second to give Los Angeles the lead, and Bates followed up with a run-scoring single.
And they say “Let’s go, Giants!” The chants suddenly sounded like “Let’s go, Dodgers!” from the Los Angeles faithful. were competing against. 42,275 in a boisterous, massive orange sellout crowd.
San Francisco responded back in the bottom half when Urea pushed Wilmer Flores forward and dropped a single from Brandon Crawford. Flores headed to the center with a deep flyball from Ivan Longoria and scored on Donovan Solano’s sacrificial fly.
Uriyas hardly seemed to tingle.
Leading up to his debut, the 25-year-old lefty insisted how much focus would be placed on facing these giants – and the 20-game winner certainly overtook legendary All-Star right-hander Kevin Gossman from the first pitch. saw the part.
The Ureas remained unbeaten in their last 17 regular-season runs starting on 21 June, going 11–0 during that stretch which also included a 4 September victory here. He scored five runs and played an over in five innings on Saturday, conceding one run for three hits.
Gossman, savagely biting his bubble gum, had an uphill task to follow a gem by Logan Webb in his post-season debut the night before, when the right-handed batsman and a pair of relievers hit the slugging Dodgers. 4-0 on five hits. victory.
Tree Turner doubled from sixth, and after the dismissal of Justin Turner, Smith went on to chase Gossman after a 5/ innings in which he scored seven and scored three.
Tree Turner also contributed two stellar defensive plays at second base, while Bates thwarted a potential Giants rally in sixth with a perfect throw from right field to catch Wilmer Flores in third.
“Sometimes you do things you can’t really explain,” Bates said. “And that was just one of them.”
Buster Posey’s sixth inning single gave him 54 career playoff hits, the most in the Giants’ post-season history. He got three hits in the game.