Gavin Lux Hits One other Grand Slam, Julio Urías Knocks in 3, as Dodgers Sweep Giants 11-5 – NBC Los Angeles
Gavin Lux hit a grand slam, Julio Urías drove in three runs to assist again his gem on the mound, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pounded the Giants 11-5 on Sunday for his or her eighth straight win and a weekend sweep of rival San Francisco.
Urías did not enable a baserunner till Mike Tauchman’s one-out infield single within the sixth, then Austin Slater hit a two-run homer one out later because the Giants made issues just a little attention-grabbing after falling behind 11-0.
Urías (7-1) struck out 10 over six stellar innings to beat San Francisco for the primary time in 10 profession begins and 16 appearances after three no-decisions in 2020. He hit a two-run double within the second and an RBI single within the Dodgers’ seven-run third that chased starter Anthony DeSclafani (4-2) after 54 pitches.
With 4 hits this season, Urías has already set a profession excessive. He delivered his third double-digit strikeout recreation of the 12 months, did not stroll a batter and gave up three hits and two runs in all.
“Julio, he’s a veteran huge league pitcher now — and there’s no extra challenge, there’s no extra prospect,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned.
Lux hit his second profession slam after his first got here Tuesday in opposition to Arizona. Max Muncy hit a full-count homer within the fourth, going deep for a second straight day.
Yoshi Tsutsugo, Matt Beaty and Chris Taylor added RBI singles for the reigning World Collection champions.
Mike Yastrzemski hit a two-run double within the eighth and Donovan Solano had a sacrifice fly for the Giants.
San Francisco misplaced its third straight recreation following a five-game successful streak. DeSclafani, who gained his earlier two begins, yielded 10 runs — all earned — on 9 hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Roberts has observed his gamers doing their finest to impress veteran slugger Albert Pujols.
The 41-year-old Pujols is making a noticeable affect already within the clubhouse and on the sphere after simply six video games in Dodger Blue.
“We acquired him not solely as a result of we anticipated him to carry out on the sphere however his affect with the fellows has been speedy,” Roberts mentioned. “Everyone seems to be on their finest habits when he is round and I say that just a little tongue in cheek. The best way he prepares every day, his demeanor, guys wish to form of please him as a result of he units the bar, that’s a Corridor of Fame bar. I feel the extent of play, the main focus, which has at all times been good, Albert has enhanced that.”
Dodgers: RHP nearer Kenley Jansen was off regardless after pitching three of the earlier 4 days, 4 of six and incomes saves in every of these outings, together with his eleventh Saturday evening. … CF Cody Bellinger, who hit a house run in his rehab recreation for Triple-A Oklahoma Metropolis as he works again from a bruised left calf, and utilityman Zach McKinstry (strained proper indirect) are nearer to returning. “I feel subsequent weekend is a good hope for each guys,” Roberts mentioned. … AJ Pollock (strained left hamstring) has been operating in latest days and Roberts is hopeful of him rejoining the workforce early within the week or maybe getting a brief rehab stint.
Giants: 1B Brandon Belt acquired a day without work however was obtainable off the bench. … LHP Scott Kazmir’s standing within the rotation past his begin Saturday is unclear because the Giants wait on the well being of two different pitchers. RHP Logan Webb, on the injured listing with a strained shoulder, performed catch Saturday out to 75 toes and was scheduled to throw once more Sunday. RHP Aaron Sanchez (proper biceps tightness) performed catch out to 60 toes Saturday and once more Sunday. “He will proceed his throwing program, however that is encouraging,” supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned. … INF Wilmer Flores hit off tee Saturday, performed catch and took grounders and is predicted to be activated near on time as he offers with proper hamstring tightness. “We’re transferring in the fitting path,” Kapler mentioned.
The Giants recalled lefty Sam Selman from Triple-A Sacramento as RHP Matt Wisler was positioned on the bereavement listing following the dying of his grandmother.
LHP Clayton Kershaw (6-3, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday at Houston reverse RHP Zack Greinke (4-1, 3.77) in a possible interleague pitchers’ duel. Kershaw hasn’t confronted the Astros within the common season since 2015 however went 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA vs. Houston over three appearances in a 2017 World Collection defeat.
The Giants hadn’t introduced their starter for Tuesday at Arizona following a day without work Monday.