Zack Greinke pitched 7 2-3 innings Sunday for his first victory since May 5, and the Los Angeles Dodgers took the rubber game of their series against the Miami Marlins, winning 2-0.
Scott Van Slyke, filling in again for the injured Yasiel Puig, hit a two-run homer.
Dee Gordon had four hits against his former team, Giancarlo Stanton had a decisive two-run single in the seventh and the maligned Miami Marlins’ bullpen finished off a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.
Howie Kendrick had four hits and also went deep as the Dodgers roughed up recent teammate Dan Haren in his return to Los Angeles.
Two innings after throwing out a runner at home plate to complete a double play, Van Slyke connected off struggling closer Steve Cishek.
It’s not often a 23-year-old marches into the Major Leagues and puts up the numbers Marcell Ozuna did in 2014. You can blame the relative obscurity of a 77-win Miami Marlins team, but that doesn’t change the fact that Ozuna is one of the more talented young outfielders in the game and should continue to blossom in an improved lineup in 2015.
The Dodgers have acquired minor league outfielder-first baseman Kyle Jensen from the Miami Marlins in exchange for a player to be named or cash.
Mike Trout tied a career high with his 30th home run, Gordon Beckham homered for the first time with his new club, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 Wednesday night.
After one of the craziest MLB trade deadlines ever, let’s take a look at who made the best moves of the day.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Josh Beckett, who last won a game 14 starts ago, on Sept. 30, 2012 vs Colorado, and Jacob Turner, who last won 15 starts ago, on July 10, 2013 vs Atlanta, represented the two longest active winless streaks in the National League.
Yasiel Puig extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games with his third home run in four days, a go-ahead three-run shot, and drew a bases-loaded walk in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-5 win over the Florida Marlins on Monday night.
Jeff Baker hit a game-winning double off the wall with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 Sunday.
Pinch-hitter Carl Crawford hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers escaped several late-inning jams to beat the Miami Marlins 9-7 on Saturday night.
Surprising Tom Koehler outpitched Josh Beckett, and the Miami Marlins extended their home winning streak to seven games by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Friday night.