5/15/21 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Dodgers (20-17) have won two straight games after being back at Dodgers Stadium sweeping the Seattle Mariners. Clayton Kershaw (LHP,5-3) and the Dodgers were looking to add to their win total hosted the Miami Marlins (17-20).
The Dodgers beat the Marlins 9-6, and Kershaw got his sixth win of the season after pitching six innings, 11 strikeouts, one home run, and allowed five runs.
Mookie Betts in the bottom of the first-inning had gotten on first base and stole second base after Corey Seager was at home plate. Seager was out at second base that allowed Betts to get to third base.
Justin Turner and Max Muncy had a chance to bring Betts home with one-out, both of them struck out to end the inning. Gavin Lux doubled to put men on second and third base with no outs.
AJ Pollick gave the Dodgers the first lead of the game in the bottom of the second inning, 1-0, after hitting a single into center-field. Austin Barnes hit a shot deep into left-field, and Lux score to make the score 2-0.
The Dodgers got another run making the score 3-0 when Kershaw single and Matt Beaty scored. Next batter up, Betts singled down the third-base line that scored Chris Taylor, giving the Dodgers a 4-0 lead.
Seager hit a single that allowed Kershaw to score, increasing the lead to 5-0. Max Muncy hit a monster three-run home run making the score 8-0. The Dodgers' pitching staff are getting the run support back that was missing during their losing streak.
"We're gonna score runs," Kershaw said. "I think our offense is still the best in the league, so I'm not super worried about that. We have [Bellinger] coming back, McKinstry coming back, and the guys that are in there every day have been doing a great job, so I'm not worried about that at all."
The Marlins got on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning, when Garrett Cooper singled and Magneuris Sierra scored, making the score 8-1. Miami was able to score three more runs that made the score 8-4, thanks to a home run by Adam Duvall.
The Marlins trail the Dodgers 8-5 in the top of the fifth inning after Cooper double into left-field and Miguel Rojas scored.
The Dodgers loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning. Lux, the next batter up, hit into a force-out to the pitcher, Ross Detwiler threw a ball to second base that got away, and Justin Turner scored, making the score 9-5.
Miami scored again in the top of the eight-inning after Dennis Santana hit a batter with the bases already loaded and Brian Anderson scored from the third base made the score 9-6.
Kenley Jansen picked up his seventh save of the season after striking out Corey Dickerson, Jesus Aguilar fly-out, and the Dodgers' final out striking out Cooper to help secure the win. For more photos from this game, click on the link below. #mlb #ladodgers #marlins #claytonkershaw #maxmuncy #miamimarlins #losangelesdodgers #tgsportstv1 #baseball