Yawn, another day, another Dodgers’ walk-off victory. Just so routine.
This time, though, it came against the New York Yankees, which at least made Tuesday’s 3-2 victory before a sellout crowd of 52,447 just a tad sweeter.
Andre Ethier singled in bottom of the ninth, stole second and scored the winner when Mark Ellis lined a 3-2 pitcher from Shawn Kelly into left for a single.
The Dodgers are now 10-1 since the All-Star break, and since falling 12 games under .500, have gone 27-6.
The victory also pushed the surging Dodgers’ lead in the National League West to a season-high 3½ games over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The victory went to Kenley Jansen (4-3), after right-hander Zack Greinke and Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte were locked in an early pitchers’ duel.
The Dodgers' victory Sunday came on a with a walk-off home run by Yasiel Puig. The consecutive walk-off victories doubled their previous season total.
Things started promisingly enough Tuesday when the Dodgers opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the first.
Puig, who when last seen was sending a drive out to left for his walk-off hit, tagged a Pettitte curveball. He hit this one hard too, but to the wrong part of the outfield. The drive hit the center-field wall on the fly and Puig had to settle for a long double.
Puig tagged and took third when Adrian Gonzalez flied out to right, and scored when Hanley Ramirez lined a single to center.
The Yankees, however, got the run back in the top of the second when Lyle Overbay led off with his 12th home run.
The Dodgers regained the lead in the bottom of the inning when Juan Uribe jumped on an 0-2 pitch, sending it into the second deck in left field for his sixth home run.
Greinke maintained the 2-1 lead until Alfonso Soriano led off the fourth with a double, took third on a wild pitch and scored when Overbay grounded out to short.
Greinke left for a pinch-hitter after throwing seven innings. He allowed two runs on five hits and did not walk a batter, while striking out seven.
Pettitte also went seven innings and allowed two runs, and also did not walk a batter. He struck out three.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun