LOS ANGELES ― This hasn’t been Max Muncy’s yr.
No matter the way it ends, he’ll at all times have Tuesday evening.
Muncy hit two house runs and the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-3, earlier than an introduced crowd of 39,752 at Dodger Stadium. It was Muncy’s first multi-homer recreation of 2022, and his three RBIs had been his most in a month.
Between Muncy’s two house runs, and a three-run shot by Joey Gallo within the second inning, the Dodgers collected all their runs by advantage of the house run.
That was sufficient to assist beginning pitcher Tyler Anderson (14-3), who allowed three runs in seven innings.
The win decreased the Dodgers’ magic quantity to clinch the Nationwide League West to seven video games. The Dodgers improved the perfect report in baseball to 93-42, and mathematically eradicated the Giants (65-69) from repeating as NL West champions.
With former Dodger Alex Wooden on the injured checklist, the Giants turned to a bullpen recreation to attempt to steal back-to-back wins at Dodger Stadium. As an alternative, the sport obtained out of hand shortly.
Gallo’s fourth house run as a Dodger, in his twenty fourth recreation since a deadline-day commerce, got here on a center-cut 3-and-1 fastball from lefty Jarlin Garcia within the second inning.
The Dodgers had been nonetheless main 3-1 within the third when Muncy scorched the primary pitch he noticed – one other Garcia fastball – over the fence in proper area for a two-run homer.
Muncy capped the scoring with a solo house run within the sixth inning, an opposite-field shot, off right-hander Dominic Leone within the sixth inning.
Chris Martin threw a scoreless eighth inning, and Craig Kimbrel recorded his twenty second save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Muncy completed 3 for 4, lifting his batting common for the season from .186 to .192.
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