Betts hits tying HR in 9th, Dodgers beat Diamondbacks in 10

first_img Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written By Last Updated: 3rd September, 2020 14:00 IST Betts Hits Tying HR In 9th, Dodgers Beat Diamondbacks In 10 Mookie Betts hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Will Smith lined an RBI single in the 10th and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the reeling Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Wednesday night.center_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 3rd September, 2020 14:00 IST LIVE TV Mookie Betts hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Will Smith lined an RBI single in the 10th and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the reeling Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Wednesday night.The Dodgers won their ninth in a row at home despite getting only four hits. Reigning NL MVP Cody Bellinger missed his second straight game due to a lat injury.After Arizona scored a run in the top of the 10th, Max Muncy began the bottom half as the automatic runner at second base and didn’t need much time to score. He advanced to third on Chris Taylor’s sacrifice bunt and continued home when Junior Guerra (1-1) threw wide of the bag, which also allowed Taylor to move to second.One out later, Smith lined a single to left for the third walk-off hit of his career.The Dodgers had been held to one hit by three Diamondbacks pitchers for 8 1/3 innings until Betts homered to center off Kevin Ginkel. Corey Seager followed with a double off the left field wall but was stranded.Arizona took a 2-1 lead in the 10th when Daulton Varsho came home on a bases-loaded walk by Kenley Jansen (2-0) to Christian Walker. It was the first time the Diamondbacks had gone to extra innings this season.Walker homered and Zac Gallen allowed only one hit in seven-plus innings for the Diamondbacks, who have dropped four straight and 13 of their last 14.The only hit Gallen allowed was on his first pitch when Betts lined a single to center. After the right-hander walked Smith with two outs in the second, he retired 16 consecutive Dodgers until Joc Pederson drew a walk to lead off the eighth.Gallen, who struck out seven and walked two, has allowed three or fewer earned runs in all 23 of his big league starts. It also marks the eighth time in 10 games that Arizona’s starters have given up two runs or fewer.Walker homered to left center with one out in the sixth inning on a cutter down the heart of the plate from Caleb Ferguson. The first baseman is batting .387 (12 for 31) with five home runs and nine RBis in his last 10 games at Dodger Stadium.Walker Buehler pitched five scoreless innings in his first start since Aug. 21. The right-hander — who was on the injured list due to a blister — allowed only two hits and struck out six.WEB WORKArizona left fielder David Peralta made a nice sliding catch to rob Edwin Rios of a hit in the eighth inning.TRAINER’S ROOMDiamondbacks: P Madison Bumgarner (back) is expected to come off the injured list on Saturday and start against his former team of 11 years, the San Francisco Giants. The left-hander signed a five-year, $85 million contract with Arizona during the offseason.Dodgers: Manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger took some swings in the batting cage before the game and could be back for Thursday’s series finale.(Image Credit Pixabay) last_img read more

GPL Preview: Ashgold, Medeama top liner as Yatsuhashi begins life with Hearts

first_imgAfter a long period of delay and uncertainty about the domestic league, the first games for the new season will be played across the country this weekend. With very important signings made during the transfer period by many clubs, this may yet be one of the most competitive seasons ever. The league also welcomes three new sides to replace Heart of Lions, Great Olympics and B. A. United.ASHGOLD v MEDEAMAThe biggest game of the weekend will be at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi where the defending champions will host the FA Cup winners. The last time the two sides met was a fortnight ago in the curtain raiser Super Cup match. On that occasion, the boys from Tarkwa emerged winners. Despite winning the FA Cup, Medeama were woeful in the league eventually finishing 11th. AshGold will be hoping to avenge that defeat in the battle of mining towns.HEARTS OF OAK v NEW EDUBIASEThe Accra Sports Stadium will host Hearts of Oak and New Edubiase despite recent concerns about the state of the stadium. However, the venue is not the only thing on test in this game as this will also be the first league fixture for Hearts’ coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi. How will the latest signings of Hearts fare in the league? Both sides struggled last season; narrowly escaping relegation on the last match day. As such they will each be in search of a positive result to appease aggrieved fans. TECHIMAN CITY v BEREKUM CHELSEAAfter securing a place in the top division for the first time, Techiman City are being thrown out almost immediately. Winning games will not be the only headache of the club as they also have to focus their energies on winning an appeal against a decision from the football association to demote them on allegations of bribery and match fixing. The weight of possibly being thrown of the league at any time should work in favour of Chelsea. Last season, Chelsea lost a vital opportunity to claim the league title following a flurry of shocking defeats to the disappointment of their expectant fans. BECHEM UNITED v LIBERTY PROFESSIONALSThe journey from Dansoman to Bechem will be long and weary. But fatigue will not be the only concern for administrators and players of Liberty as they would also need to be worried about the safety of their possessions. This follows a break-in into the visiting team’s dressing room at the Bechem Park where robbers made away with items belonging to members of the AshGold team during a pre-season friendly match. While Liberty finished 5th last season, Bechem really struggled to keep themselves afloat finishing 12th. DWARFS v DREAMSEbusua Dwarfs will be based at the Robert Stadium this season and will be hoping that it would being them the form they had in the divison one league. This game is a battle of newcomers after both sides gained promotion from the second tier last season. Unlike Dwarfs, this would be the first time Dreams would be playing top flight football and it would be a dream come true (pun intended) to get a win in this fixture. The club is famous for being the place where Black Stars and Chelsea defender Baba Rahman was groomed.WA ALL STARS v HASAACAS Hasaacas will make the much dreaded journey from the very south-west of the country to its north-west. The Sekondi-based side were impressive last season managing to finish 7th on the table. Conversely, All Stars did not produced consistent results especially in the second half of last season. The home fans would be expecting an improved performance this time round as they trope to the Wa Park this weekend.INTER ALLIES v ADUANA STARSAduana Stars travel south to Tema to face Inter Allies in this equally exciting game. The two sides finished among the top sides last season. The decision by Allies to sell many of their good players to European clubs would be put to the test as they face a formidable opponent which finished third last season. This would be Herbert Addo’s first game as coach for the Tema-based side in the league.Commentary of key games from around the country will be on the Joy Sports Arena from 3pm, Sunday on Joy 99.7FM.  There’ll be live social media updates on our Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Hashtag is #joysports Commentary of key games from around the country will be on the Joy Sports Arena from 3pm, Sunday on Joy 99.7FM.  There’ll be live social media updates on our Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Hashtag is #joysports – See more at: read more