Dodgers on move

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Rudderless at times, the ship that is the Dodgers (37-33) seems to have righted itself after swiping two of three games this past weekend from San Francisco at Chavez Ravine.

On Sunday, the Boys in Blue, who are one and a half games behind Arizona in the National League West, had their five-game winning streak snapped as Nick Hundley and Brandon Belt each drilled two-run homers as the Giants downed the Dodgers 4-1.

Enrique Hernandez’s two-run shot in the fifth inning and a solo bomb from Matt Kemp (two hits) in the second frame catapulted the Blue Crew to a 3-1 victory on Saturday.

Alex Wood (2-5) toured five and one-third innings, allowing four hits and one run with two strikeouts and two walks.

Ross Stripling (6-1) had a shutout entering the seventh on Friday and received credit for a 3-2 win over San Francisco after working six and one-third innings, yielding four hits and two runs with six strikeouts.

Hernandez and Kemp each knocked out solo homers and Yasiel Puig drove in a run with a double.

Justin Turner golfed a solo rocket during the Dodgers’ 3-2 triumph over Texas at the Stadium on Wednesday.

The winning run scored in the 11th inning when Hernandez (hit) crossed home plate after Austin Barnes bounced back to the box and the return throw home was off target.

A 16-hit barrage helped the Dodgers to a 12-5 rout of the Rangers on Tuesday.

Puig (two runs) delivered a run-scoring double and a two-run homer, Yasmani Grandal (two hits with a run) tossed in a two-run single, Max Muncy (two hits) slapped a solo homer and a run-tallying grounder.

Joc Pederson (three hits with two runs) hit a two-run homer, Cody Bellinger (two hits with two runs) added a run-scoring double.

Chris Taylor (two hits with a run) had a run-tallying single and Turner (two hits and a run) had a run-scoring force out.

 

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The Sports Department Rick Assad has written about sports for the Pasadena Star-News and Los Angeles Times. Contact him at richsports5@sbcglobal.net.

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