Betts Hits 2 HRs, Dodgers Score 5 in 10th, Beat Marlins 10–6

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
August 27, 2022 Updated: August 27, 2022

MIAMI—Mookie Betts homered twice and hit a go-ahead double in the Dodgers’ five-run 10th inning to lead Los Angeles past the Miami Marlins 10–6 on Friday night.

Freddie Freeman, Justin Turner and Trea Turner each had two hits and an RBI for the NL-West leading Dodgers, who are 27–7 since the All-Star break.

Automatic runner Chris Taylor advanced on Cody Bellinger’s infield single in the 10th. Betts then hit a one-out line drive against Marlins reliever Andrew Nardi (0–1) that bounced off the warning track in left.

Trea Turner followed with an RBI single, Freeman hit a run-scoring double and Max Muncy capped the five-run outburst with a two-RBI double.

Marlins rookie Peyton Burdick homered off David Price (2–0) to lead off the ninth and tie it at 5–all.

Betts’ second blast, a game-tying solo shot off Miami against reliever Tanner Scott, made it 4–4. It was the third multi-homer game of the season for Betts and 23rd in his career.

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts (50) hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami, Aug. 26, 2022i. (Marta Lavandier/AP Photo)

Scott, who squandered his sixth save opportunity, allowed Freeman’s two-out single then walked Will Smith and Muncy. Cole Sulser relieved Scott and surrendered Justin Turner’s single to center.

The Marlins took a 4–3 lead on Joey Wendle’s infield single with the bases loaded in the seventh.

Miguel Rojas’ run-scoring bases loaded single tied it before Wendle reached on a short dribble near the first base foul line that scored JJ Bleday from third.

Betts hit a two-run shot in the top half that gave Los Angeles a 3–2 advantage. He drove reliever Dylan Floro’s 2–2 pitch over the wall in left for his 28th homer.

Wendle’s two-RBI double with the bases loaded in the sixth put the Marlins ahead 2–1 and chased Dodgers starter Tyler Anderson.

The left-hander gave up two runs, three hits, walked two and struck out four in 5 1/3 innings.

The Dodgers stranded six runners through the first five innings before Chris Taylor’s sacrifice fly in the sixth broke up the scoreless tie.

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) bends backwards to avoid a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami, Aug. 26, 2022. (Marta Lavandier/AP Photo)

Tommy Nance started and threw two scoreless innings of two-hit ball in the bullpen game for Miami. He walked two and struck out one.

Marlins Cut Ties With Aguilar

Miami designated veteran first baseman Jesús Aguilar for assignment.

Aguilar’’s playing time was drastically reduced the past four weeks. Aguilar, a 2018 NL All-Star while with Milwaukee, joined the Marlins in 2020 and helped lead the club to its first post-season appearance since winning the World Series in 2003.

The native of Venezuela had a team-leading 15 home runs and 49 RBIs.

Trainer’s Room

Dodgers: INF-OF Gavin Lux (neck issue) hit from the cage Friday and could start on Saturday.

RHP Yency Almonte (right elbow soreness) played catch before the game but there is no timeline on his return.

Marlins: OF Avisaíl García (left hamstring strain) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Jacksonville.

LHP Daniel Castano (left shoulder discomfort) will undergo an MRI Saturday.

Up Next

RHP Dustin May (1–0, 0.00) will start the second game of the series for the Dodgers on Saturday while the Marlins will go with RHP Sandy Alcantara (11–6, 2.19).