Chris Taylor drove in three runs with a tiebreaking double that capped a 14-pitch at-bat within the sixth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers previous the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 to snap a three-game skid
LOS ANGELES — With the strain constructing and the minutes ticking by, Chris Taylor fouled off pitch after pitch from Genesis Cabrera.
Lastly, a breakthrough on the 14th supply. Taylor drove in three runs with a tiebreaking double within the sixth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers previous the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 on Monday evening to snap a three-game skid.
“C.T. was simply relentless in that at-bat,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “Most likely the most effective one we’ve had this yr.”
Taylor fouled off 9 pitches — 4 in a row twice — earlier than coming by means of along with his two-out double for a 6-3 lead.
“He simply wasn’t going to be denied,” Roberts stated. “The man was up there throwing 97, 98 mph, breaking ball, changeup.”
Taylor stated he misplaced rely of the pitches in what was the longest at-bat of his large league profession.
“It was enjoyable after I hit a double,” he stated. “In the course of the at-bat, I used to be making an attempt to remain inside myself and black out, so to talk, and simply keep targeted. I might undoubtedly really feel the power, particularly after I got here by means of with the hit.”
Roberts stated the at-bat reminded him of Alex Cora’s 18-pitch at-bat in 2004, when Roberts was nonetheless a participant.
Two batters earlier, Cabrera issued a bases-loaded stroll to Will Smith that tied the sport. The left-hander threw 34 pitches, 20 for strikes, in two-thirds of an inning.
Taylor additionally homered within the second and doubled within the eighth, going 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs and two runs scored.
Trevor Bauer (6-3) allowed 4 runs — three earned — and 5 hits in 6 2/3 innings. The best-hander struck out 5 and walked one. He stated he felt “fairly sick” coming into the sport with out specifying what ailed him.
Requested if Bauer had flu-like signs, Roberts stated: “I don’t actually know. He was making an attempt to remain hydrated. I suppose we will put it in that bucket.”
Gavin Lux hit a pair of solo homers for the Dodgers on Roberts’ forty ninth birthday.
Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty exited with left aspect tightness after 5 innings. He equaled his season excessive with 9 strikeouts and walked one. The best-hander gave up two runs and two hits towards his favourite group whereas rising up in close by Burbank.
St. Louis supervisor Mike Shildt stated Flaherty can be re-evaluated Tuesday. Flaherty stated he left “extra simply to be secure and get it checked out.”
With Flaherty gone, the Dodgers batted round within the sixth. Ryan Helsley (3-3) gave up a double to Max Muncy and a single to Justin Turner. Cabrera got here in and loaded the bases on a stroll to Cody Bellinger earlier than strolling Smith to pressure within the tying run.
All 4 of the Cardinals’ runs got here on three homers off Bauer. Justin Williams went deep main off the sixth with a shot that hit the display screen on the right-field foul pole. Tommy Edman reached on second baseman Zach McKinstry’s second throwing error of the sport and scored on Dylan Carlson’s homer for a 3-2 lead. Tyler O’Neill added a solo shot within the seventh that left the Cardinals trailing 6-4.
“It looks like my luck on homers is horrible proper now,” Bauer stated.
Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado and Yadier Molina mixed to go 0 for 11 for St. Louis, which dropped to second behind the Chicago Cubs within the NL Central.
Cardinals: SS Paul DeJong (left rib non-displaced fracture) may have additional imaging carried out Thursday in St. Louis. He is making progress, enjoying catch, throwing and taking gentle swings.
Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (proper shoulder irritation) is anticipated to throw 5 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma Metropolis on Tuesday. If all goes properly, he’ll rejoin the Dodgers after that. … RHP Brusdar Graterol (proper forearm tightness) was to throw a simulated sport for Oklahoma Metropolis on Monday. … OF AJ Pollock (hamstring) was set to play for OKC on Monday and Tuesday earlier than rejoining the Dodgers later this week. … OF Mookie Betts was again within the lineup after sitting out Sunday when an allergic response affected his eyes. He went 2 for 3, drove in a run and walked as soon as.
Cardinals: RHP John Gant (4-3, 1.81 ERA) begins Tuesday towards the Dodgers for simply the second time in his profession and first since 2018. He held them hitless in three aid appearances in 2019, with the Cardinals profitable all three video games.
Dodgers: It will be a bullpen sport on Tuesday.
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