BASEBALL – Mookie Betts hits his 200th career home run and the Dodgers triumph

Mookie Betts hit his 200th career home run, Julio Urías pitched two-hit ball in six innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Saturday for seven straight wins.

Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman also homered for the Dodgers, who have 14 wins in their last 15 games. Gavin Lux added an RBI triple in the sixth inning.

It was the first time this season that Betts, Turner and Freeman homered in the same game.

Urias (9-6) struck out five to improve to 6-0 in his last seven starts. David Price entered the ninth inning to record his second career save.

The Giants appeared headed for their fifth shutout loss of the season before mounting a two-run ninth-inning attack. Thairo Estrada and Yermín Mercedes walked Reyes Moronta before Luis González and Joey Bart followed with RBI singles off Price.

The veteran Price struck out Austin Slater to end the threat. The Giants have lost three in a row after winning five of six before the All-Star break.

San Francisco starter Alex Wood (6-8) struck out five straight Dodgers batters before Betts and Turner homered in back-to-back at-bats in the third inning. Both boards were against full count sinkers.

For the Dodgers, the Dominican Hanser Alberto 2-0.

For the Giants, Mexican Luis González 4-2 with one produced. Venezuelans Thairo Estrada 3-0 with a run scored; Wilmer Flores 4-0. The Dominican Yermín Mercedes 2-0 with a run scored.

brave 7
Anaheim 2

Austin Riley homered and singled twice, Kyle Wright won his 12th game to take the NL department lead and the Atlanta Braves kept up their momentum with a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

Riley singled in the first inning, another hit and scored in the third inning and homered with a teammate on board in the fourth against Austin Warren to make it 7-1. Riley, who appeared as a reserve in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, has 15 straight games with at least one hit and is batting .439 in his last 20 games.

The champion Braves, who pulled within a half-game of the New York Mets in the fight for the top spot in the NL East, are 35-11 since June 1, the best record in the majors in that span. They are 19-6 at home during that stretch and have outscored opponents 131-78 in those 25 games.

Shohei Ohtani, last season’s AL MVP, hit a solo homer off Wright in the fifth inning, a 110 mph line drive over the right-field fence to cut the deficit to 7-2. It was the 20th home run of the season for the Japanese.

Wright (12-4) has won five straight decisions and moved within a win of Houston’s Justin Verlander for the major league lead. He gave up two runs on seven hits, didn’t walk and struck out eight in six innings of work.

Riley’s home run was his 28th of the season. Atlanta homered three times Friday and has a season-high 150 home runs, the most in the National League.

Angels starter Patrick Sandoval (3-6) allowed five runs and eight hits in three innings. He put his record at 0-5 with a 4.95 ERA in his last nine starts.

For the Braves, Venezuelans Ronald Acuña Jr., 4-1 with a run scored; Orlando Arcia 2-0. The Dominican Marcell Ozuna 4-1 with an RBI and a run scored. Cuban Guillermo Heredia 3-0.

For the Angels, the Venezuelan Luis Rengifo 4-1. Dominican Jonathan Villar 4-0.

Brewers 9
Rockies 4

Brandon Woodruff pitched six strong innings, Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Saturday.

Woodruff (8-3) improved to 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA in five starts since coming off the disabled list June 27. He had suffered a sprained right ankle and Raynaud’s syndrome, which affected the fingers of his throwing hand.

The right-hander gave up one run on six hits, struck out eight and walked one to help the Brewers extend their winning streak against the Rockies to seven, the longest in franchise history.

Colorado hasn’t won a game at Milwaukee since an 11-6 victory on May 2, 2019.

Renfroe and the Brewers finally got the ball off Rockies starter José Ureña (1-2) in the fourth inning. Andrew McCutchen walked and Kolten Wong singled before Renfroe hit a 98 mph sinker 424 feet behind the left-center fence.

For the Brewers, Puerto Rican Víctor Caratini 4-1 with two RBIs and one run scored. Willy Adames 4-1 with a run scored. The Mexican Luis Urías 2-1.

For the Rockies, Venezuelan Yonathan Daza 3-1 with two RBIs and one scored. Cuban José Iglesias 4-1 with a run scored.

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