Hernandez dodges house, Dodgers edge Texas 3-2 in 11 innings
News 14 Jun 2018, 12:05 IST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enrique Hernandez dodged house on a wild throw through pitcher Matt Bush in the 11th inning and, hours after a troublesome collision on the plate resulted in a bench-clearing incident and 2 ejections, the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night time.
Hernandez drew a leadoff stroll from Jesse Chavez (2-1) and moved up on a protracted flyout. Yasiel Puig used to be deliberately walked and Chavez used to be yanked after a stroll to Logan Forsythe loaded the bases.
Austin Barnes adopted with a comebacker, and Bush reached out to seize it. But Bush moved quickly as he spun round, and his throw house for a possible forceout pulled catcher Carlos Perez off the plate. Hernandez stepped over Barnes’ bat, danced across the catcher and touched house together with his proper hand, leaving Perez tagging not anything however skinny air.
The Rangers requested for a replay evaluate, and the protected name used to be upheld. After Barnes’ at-bat, the Dodgers would’ve run out of place gamers — as an alternative, Bush’s error despatched Texas to its season-worst 6th directly loss.
Adam Liberatore (2-1) were given the win in reduction.
It used to be extra violent on the plate in the 3rd, with Matt Kemp and Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos getting ejected and the benches clearing.
With two outs, Hernandez singled to proper and Kemp attempted to attain from 2d base. Chirinos stuck a pinpoint throw through Nomar Mazara and had his glove out to tag Kemp.
Kemp barreled into Chirinos together with his hands up, main together with his shoulder. Chirinos’ helmet flew off as he were given knocked over and Kemp fell, too.
Chirinos and Kemp jostled as they were given up. That resulted in each benches and bullpens clearing and forming a scrum on the plate. Kemp used to be restrained through Rangers starter Cole Hamels.
No punches had been thrown.
The laws outlaw runners from plowing into catchers, and catchers have to provide runners a lane to the plate in maximum instances. In this play, the throw house took Chirinos immediately into Kemp’s trail to the plate.
With two outs in the 9th and Yasiel Puig on 3rd, Delino DeShields robbed pinch-hitter Yasmani Grandal of a house run on the middle box wall. DeShields leaped and stuck the ball sooner than touchdown on his rear to ship the sport into additional innings.
Texas tied the sport 2-all in the fourth on RBI singles through Jurickson Profar and Joey Gallo.
The Dodgers led 1-Zero in the primary on Justin Turner’s homer. They added a run in the second one on a double thieve through Puig and Forsythe. Puig scored from 3rd.
Hamels allowed two runs — one earned — and 5 hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked 4. Turner’s homer used to be the 18th given up through Hamels this season.
Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda allowed two runs and 5 hits in 5 innings whilst dealing with the Rangers for the primary time in his profession. He walked 3 and struck out one in his first get started since May 29 after being at the DL with a proper hip pressure.
Rangers: SS Elvis Andrus (proper elbow fracture) went 1-for-7 in his first two rehab video games at Double-A Frisco and used to be to set to be the DH and play seven innings on Wednesday. Manager Jeff Banister says Andrus’ go back will depend on when he is in form to play each day. Andrus is not anticipated to rejoin the staff sooner than this weekend. … LHP Matt Moore may not get started this weekend and is being despatched to the bullpen to paintings on his supply and make important changes.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (decrease again pressure) threw a bullpen for the second one directly day, with president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and supervisor Dave Roberts observing. Kershaw additionally labored on mechanics with pitching trainer Rick Honeycutt. … LHP Rich Hill (left center finger blister) will make a rehab get started Thursday for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. If it is going smartly, Hill will rejoin the rotation subsequent week in Chicago. … LHP Alex Wood threw a bullpen consultation.
Rangers: Following a time off, LHP Yohander Mendez will get recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to begin the sequence opener Friday in opposition to Colorado. He made a short lived look previous this season with the Rangers and has began 10 video games for the Express with a Five.26 ERA this season. Mendez is filling in for injured RHP Doug Fister (knee). RHP Mike Minor have been set to begin Friday, however shall be driven again to Saturday.
Dodgers: After an off-day, RHP Ross Stripling (Five-1, 1.65) will get started Friday’s house opener in opposition to the rival Giants. He and Wood are flip-flopping, with Wood getting an additional day sooner than he begins Saturday.
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