Dodgers use long ball to beat Giants

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Mookie Betts and Trea Turner hit back-to-back home runs and Julio Urias hit six goalless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched Saturday’s 4-2 win over the visiting San Francisco Giants to equal their best seven-game winning streak of the season.

Betts’ home run was the 200th of his career as Los Angeles won for the 14th time in his last 15 games and for the 18th time in his last 20. Freddie Freeman also scored a home run as the Dodgers improved to 26-7 since they lost all three tie games in San Francisco in June.

Austin Slater had two strokes and one hit, but struck to end the game with a draw at base in the ninth inning. Left-hander Alex Wood, a former member of the Dodgers rotation, lost 4-0 to Los Angeles in the five games since he left the club for the Giants.

Wood held off the Dodgers for the first time via order but was immediately ruded when the lineup was handed over. Betts hit two home runs just over the left wall of the court in the third inning and Turner followed with a bang into the center of the court.

It was the 22nd home run leading the team this season for Betts, while Turner went deep for the 15th time.

Urias (9-6) dealt only two strokes with two runs and five strokes. He has allowed only one round in 13 combined innings over his last two games.

Wood (6-8) delivered two runs on four strokes over four innings with two roads and six strikeouts.

The Dodgers added another two-out run in the sixth inning when Gavin Lux Cody Bellinger scored three for a 3-0 lead. Freeman’s home run came in the seventh inning, his 15th of the season and fifth in his last nine games.

The giants spoiled the close with two outs in the ninth inning on the RBI singles from Luis Gonzalez and Joey Bart. Dodgers left-hander David Price struck Slater for his first save of the season and the second in his 14-year career.

Giants third baseman Evan Longoria left the game in the fourth inning with a right hamstring injury.

–Field Level Media

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