Julio Urias leads Dodgers past guards


Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Trea Turner hit a go-ahead home run and Julio Urias didn’t give up a deserved six-inning run as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a 7-1 win over the visiting Cleveland Guardians on Saturday, who saw their five-game winning streak coming to an end.

Freddie Freeman had three hits and Justin Turner drove in two carries as the Dodgers won for the third time in seven games. Los Angeles came on by two runs or fewer in five of the previous six games.

Amed Rosario had one of the Guardians’ two hits to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Cleveland fell to 4-1 on a nine-game, three-city road trip moving to Minnesota on Tuesday.

The Guardians took an early lead in the first inning when Rosario scored after Oscar Mercado’s hard punch down the middle went between the legs of Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy for a mistake.

The Dodgers finally went up in the second inning. Austin Barnes had a one-out victim fly to score Cody Bellinger to tie the game while Trea Turner followed with a double homer, his ninth. He extended his hitting streak to 11 games, with hits in 37 of his last 38 contests.

Justin Turner had an RBI double in the third inning and Gavin Lux had an RBI triple. The Dodgers’ lead increased to 6-1 in the sixth after a base-loaded walk by Justin Turner and to 7-1 in the seventh after a throwing error by Guardians pitcher Nick Sandlin on a Freeman groundball.

Guardians starter Cal Quantrill (4-4) gave up five 10-hit runs over five innings with one walk and four strikeouts. It was the first time in 10 starts that he did not last at least six innings.

Urias (4-6) gave up an undeserved run on two hits over six innings with two walks and six strikeouts. He scored his first win since May 20 and his first home win since May 3.

Each team was without a star run producer as the Dodgers missed Mookie Betts for a second straight game with a bruised right rib while the Guardians were without Jose Ramirez with a sore right thumb.

–Field level media


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