VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
BOX/MMA
CFL
More
Betting Tools

 
Dodgers' skid reaches 6 with loss in Miami

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins pulled even with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the standings Wednesday night, which shows how sour the season has gone for the defending National League champions.

Advertisement

Los Angeles erased a four-run deficit and still endured its sixth loss in a row when J.T. Realmuto's tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning helped Miami win 6-5.

''It's the same story: We just didn't get it done,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

Miami clinched the series after another last-place team, Cincinnati, swept a four-game set at Los Angeles last week. The Dodgers and the rebuilding Marlins have identical 16-26 records.

''I think everyone would be surprised,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said.

Justin Bour hit a two-run homer for Miami , his ninth. Starlin Castro tied a career high with four hits to hike his batting average to .300.

Yasmani Grandal hit his seventh home run and singled in a run for the Dodgers, who fell to 4-14 in games decided by one or two runs.

The Marlins' Elieser Hernandez, a Rule 5 draft pick making his first career start, allowed one run in five innings and left with a 5-1 lead.

Los Angeles quickly erased it, scoring four runs in the sixth against Miami's bullpen. Max Muncy's two-run double off Drew Steckenrider made it 5-all.

Steckenrider (2-1) regrouped to retire five batters. Brad Ziegler pitched around a leadoff single in the ninth for his seventh save, with Justin Turner bouncing into a game-ending double play.

The Dodgers' bullpen has struggled all season, and Pedro Baez (1-2) gave up the sixth-inning homer by Realmuto.

''It's disappointing,'' Baez said through a translator. ''You see the team start to get a rhythm going, and then to not be able to contribute - it's frustrating.''

Los Angeles rookie Walker Buehler gave up a season-high five runs, four earned, in five innings. That included Bour's opposite-field homer in the fifth.

''I gave up too many runs for us to win,'' Buehler said. ''The ball Bour hit, I don't know if there's another human who can hit that ball out of the ballpark. Just a gigantic, really strong human.''

Brian Anderson's two-out RBI single in the first put Miami ahead. An error by Dodgers shortstop Chris Taylor led to an unearned run in the third, which scored on Castro's single.

The Dodgers' Yasiel Puig went 0 for 4 and stranded five runners, including two in the eighth.

''It's on all of us,'' Roberts said. ''For quite some time, to be quite honest, we haven't been synched up.''

HE LOVES LA

Realmuto has at least one hit in all 21 career games against the Dodgers.

''You know you've hit them good, and they know you've hit them good,'' Mattingly said. ''I think there's a little psychological factor.''

ROTATION JUGGLED

Hernandez was inserted into the rotation, and LHP Caleb Smith's start was pushed back a day. LHP Jarlin Garcia, who has started six games, was available in the bullpen but will rejoin the Miami rotation at some point, Mattingly said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (blister) threw a bullpen and is on track to start Saturday at Washington. ... LHP Tony Cingrani (left shoulder inflammation) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

UP NEXT

RHP Kenta Maeda (2-3, 4.75 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Dodgers in the series finale Thursday afternoon against Smith (2-4, 3.63).

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express
written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
· Lawrence: August Pitchers Report
· Acuna homers twice in Braves' 10-6 win
· Gant homers, pitches Cards past Nats
· Marquez, Rockies beat Verlander's Astros
· Ramirez, Kluber lift Indians past Reds 8-1
· Indians' Bauer to DL with stress fracture
· Holt's pinch-hit HR lifts BoSox over Phils
· Happ shines in Yanks' 4-1 win over Rays
· Corbin sharp in D-backs 6-4 win at Texas
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
3-0 Y'day, 9-3 G-Plays, +3,203 TY
5-1 +459 L6 Days, 7-1 G-Play Run
7-2 L9, 13-5 Run, +1,652 G-Plays
15-4 L19 Picks, 27-10 +1,835 Run
8-2 +595 L3 Days, 11-2 G-Plays
7-2 L9, 19-5 Streak, 13-4 G-Plays
6-1 L5 Days, 17-7 L24 Picks
8-2 L10 G-Plays, 16-8 +848 Picks
5-1, +530 Record L6 Picks
7-2, +547 L9 MLB G-Plays
19-10 L29 Picks, +1,642 G-Plays
+2,036 MLB This Season
18-9 Record Last 27 Picks
+3,459 MLB Totals This Season
5-2 MLB Picks Monday
11-4, +775 Last 15 G-Plays
13-6 Record Last 2 Days
6-2 L8 Totals, +1,805 Picks TY
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks - Scott Rickenbach
2018 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 3203
Kyle Hunter + 2036
Zack Cimini + 1805
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 701
Matt Fargo + 541
Joe Nelson + 530
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 3459
Alex Smart + 1477
Scott Rickenbach + 1019
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Matt Fargo + 1652
Bill Marzano + 1650
Chip Chirimbes + 1642
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 2108
Scott Rickenbach + 1501
Chip Chirimbes + 1160
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Rickenbach + 1636
NeiltheGreek + 1121
Jim Feist + 584
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership