Cody Bellinger drove in Manny Machado with the game-winning single in the bottom of the 13th inning Tuesday night as the host Dodgers prevailed 2-1 in 13 innings to even the National League Championship at two games apiece.
Hall of Famer Jim Palmer made some waves by blasting him in a tweet during Game 2 - and who can argue with the notion that every player should run hard on every ground ball - but lots of players jog to first base when they feel a routine play is going to be made well ahead of them. "Not just because of the fans, but because of how we were playing the game ..."
For those of you who might have actually gone to sleep before the end of the game, which came around 2:25 a.m., the best and worst of Machado was on display well after midnight. In the first four games of the series, he has a.353 average (6-for-17) with a homer and three RBIs.
As Machado beat the throw home from Brewers right fielder Christian Yelich, Bellinger rounded first base and kept on running past the second base bag and into a vacated left field. "But I think a bunch of guys are not really on it right now offensively".
The Dodgers will send staff ace Clayton Kershaw to the mound in Game 5. "I haven't done anything this series but that doesn't affect me that much as long as we win; last night we didn't and it got to me". "I saw it hanging up there, and ran as fast as I could and dove for it".
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The home side battled from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Old Trafford and alleviate some of the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho . The Swedish striker told Swedish betting outlet BetHard: "I think he is the right coach for that club, for that team".
The Brewers had a prime opportunity to take a commanding 3-1 series lead, but couldn't get it done against countless Dodgers relievers.
On Tuesday, Gonzalez lasted just one full inning, landing awkwardly on his ankle while attempting to field a comebacker from Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in the second.
Dodgers starter Rich Hill allowed one run and three hits in five innings.
Freddy Peralta replaced Gonzalez in the second inning. They went 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position, stranding 10 runners. "The fans had no energy", Kike said after the 4-0 shutout loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. NL MVP candidate Yelich went 1-for-5 and is now 3-for-16 (.188) in the past four games.
ESPN's Pedro Gomez tweeted: "One of the @Brewers players told me that while it was good to hear Manny Machado apologized to Jesus Aguilar, Machado needs to realize that he is known as a dirty ball player who needs to clean up his reputation".