Dodgers edge Sox 5-4 to salvage series victory

One swing of Freddie Freeman’s bat modified every thing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Coming off a 2-4 street journey, the Dodgers had been at risk of shedding a fourth consecutive sequence till Freeman singled to deep heart subject with the bases loaded within the eleventh inning, giving them a 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday evening.

“A sequence win is large, you may construct off these,” Freeman stated. “It’s good to be dwelling and good to play some good baseball the final couple days.”

Chris Taylor was the designated runner at second base to start out the eleventh. He took third on a handed ball by Yasmani Grandal. Miguel Rojas walked and Mookie Betts drew a 12-pitch stroll in opposition to Garrett Crochet (0-1) to arrange Freeman, who had been hitless within the sequence.

Luis Robert Jr. was enjoying in shallow heart and by no means moved a muscle on Freeman’s successful hit that landed on the warning observe.

“I knew I hit it adequate,” Freeman stated.

The groups mixed for 32 strikeouts — most in an MLB recreation this season — and 11 walks.

Robert and Eloy Jiménez hit back-to-back homers within the first inning and Jake Burger and Andrew Vaughn went deep in consecutive at-bats within the fourth to provide the White Sox a 4-0 lead of their third four-homer recreation of the season.

“It felt like we had been lifeless within the water,” Taylor stated.

Taylor hit a tying grand slam with two outs within the sixth. Will Smith and David Peralta singled to chase Dylan Stop and James Outman singled off Reynaldo López to load the bases. Taylor went deep to left-center for his a centesimal profession homer, the Dodgers’ MLB-leading eighth grand slam of the season.

“It’s fairly cool to do it in that vogue,” stated Taylor, who bought the ball again from a fan that caught it. “Clearly a giant momentum changer for us. We’ve been in a stoop. Hopefully, we are able to sort of trip that.”

Stop allowed two runs and 4 hits in 5 1/3 innings. The fitting-hander struck out six of his first 9 batters, ending with 10 Ks and three walks.

Robert and Jiménez every had two strikes on them in opposition to Michael Grove with two outs. Robert, who homered and doubled in an 8-4 win Wednesday, despatched a 418-foot shot to heart subject for his seventeenth homer. Jiménez adopted with a shot into the right-field pavilion.

Burger despatched a 406-foot line drive to heart main off the fourth for his sixteenth homer. He homered twice Wednesday. Vaughn went deep to the left-field pavilion for a 4-0 lead.

Grove heard boos after getting cuffed round early, however needed to keep in because the Dodgers have a bullpen recreation Friday. He gave up 4 runs and 7 hits in 5 innings, struck out seven and walked one.

Coach’s room

White Sox: RHP Mike Clevinger stated checks confirmed no structural harm from the sore proper biceps that pressured him to depart his begin within the fifth inning Wednesday. Since Clevinger’s subsequent begin isn’t till Monday, the group will wait on a attainable IL determination. … 3B Yoán Moncada went on the IL with decrease again irritation. “I need to see him play with none ache and this may assist him,” supervisor Pedro Grifol stated.

Dodgers: 3B Max Muncy (hamstring) has a low-grade pressure, not Grade 2 as supervisor Dave Roberts admitted he misspoke a day earlier. Muncy took grounders and ran, however is unlikely to be again within the lineup Friday. “I’m making an attempt to cross checks every day and see the place it’s at,” stated Muncy, whose greatest concern is enjoying protection. … RHP Daniel Hudson (knee) is shifting his rehab to Triple-A Oklahoma Metropolis from Arizona. If it goes properly, he may return to the group later this month.

On Clayton Kershaw’s bobblehead evening, his 4 kids took the mound to throw first pitches. Or not less than strive. Cali, his 8-year-old daughter, toppled over after throwing the ball on a bounce to her father. Charley, who’s 6, had one of the best throw, getting all of it the way in which to the plate. The scene turned chaotic, with the youngsters scrambling round till mom Ellen got here to gather 3-year-old Cooper and 1-year-old Likelihood, who seems to be a lefty like his dad. The household was delightfully out of sync when giving the normal shout of “It’s time for Dodger baseball!”

Up subsequent

White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech (3-5, 4.03 ERA) begins Friday at Seattle to open a three-game sequence.

Dodgers: Plan a bullpen recreation Friday within the opener of a three-game set in opposition to the San Francisco Giants.

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