8/7/21 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Dodgers (65-44) hosted their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Angels (55-54), featuring one of the hottest pinch-hitters and home run leaders in MLB, Shohei Ohtani, lost 4-3 in extra innings.
David Price (LHP, 4-1) took the mound for the Dodgers, pitched 5.1 innings, gave up four hits, two runs, and four strikeouts. Patrick Sandoval (LHP, 3-5) for the Angels pitched five innings, gave up seven hits, two runs, and had four strikeouts.
The Dodgers have only won one game out of 12 extra-inning games this season, and the Dodgers manager Dave Roberts have no answer for that.
"There's no explanation," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, echoing his answer after many of the extra-inning losses. "I don't have an explanation for the 1-12."
Mookie Betts, in the top of the first inning, hit a single to get on base. Moments later, Justin Turner doubled that allowed Betts to make it to third base.
Albert Pujols grounded out on a fielder choice to first base, which allowed Betts to come home to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.
The Dodgers added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning after Betts hit a single to left-field, and AJ Pollock made the score 2-0 after coming home.
Jose Iglesias hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning, and the Angels now trail 2-1.
The Dodgers missed an opportunity to add another run in the bottom of the fifth inning with Max Muncy at third base, but Sandoval struck out Chris Taylor to get out of the inning on harm.
The Angels tied the game 2-2 in the top of the sixth inning when Jack Mayfield hit a solo home run over the center-field wall. Phil Bickford came into the game to relieve Price.
"I could have gone deeper into the game but gave up two big hits, and that was the difference for us," Price said.
The Dodgers allowed David Fletcher to steal second base, and a throwing error by the Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes advance to third base, but Bickford was able to retire the side to hold the Angels scoreless.
Betts, who was playing well, had to leave the game in the top of the eighth inning due to right hip discomfort.
Shohei Ohtani entered the game in the top of the tenth inning to pinch-hit for Austin Warren, was intentionally walked by the Dodgers pitcher Garrett Cleavinger.
The Angels took the lead 3-2 after Cleavinger gave up a double to right field to Iglesia, and Jo Adell scored. Cleavinger got Mayfield to pop up to Max Muncy, who dropped the ball that allowed Iglesia to score that gave the Angels a 4-2 lead.
In the bottom of the tenth inning, Corey Seager hit a sacrifice fly-ball to center-field, and Justin Turner would score from third base that made the final score of the game 4-3. #mlb #ladodgers #laangels #losangelesdodgers #losangelesangels #davidprice #mookiebetts #tgsportstv1