The first battle of the coast to coast rivalry between the Yankees and the Dodgers was won by the Angelenos They went 8-4 at Dodgers Stadium thanks to excellent performances from Mookie Betts and Clayton Kershaw.
Every Dodger hitter hit at least once in the first inning, and the Los Angeles team added six runs. First, a solo home run by Mookie Betts, followed by a two-run home run by Max Muncy, an RBI single by James Outman, a sacrifice fly by Miguel Rojas and another hit by Mookie Betts that put the sixth line on the board when Miguel Vargas stepped on the home mat.
The Yankees responded immediately with a home run by Josh Donaldson on the second roll, but JD Martínez increased the difference with a four-cornered stick in the first turn of the third chapter.
Giancarlo Stanton, after a nearly two-month absence, added the Yankees’ second run with a home run to center field.
Betts, who went 4-for-4, hit his second home run of the game, his 15th of the season, in the bottom of the sixth. to put the board 8-2. The right patrolman sent her out of Dodger Stadium all the way to the left field. Her fourth at bat was a line drive to center field on the eighth roll.
Despite allowing the Bronx Bombers’ first two runs, Clayton Kershaw added another season win after pitching seven complete innings, striking out nine Yankees and negotiate a single passport.
New York’s last two runs came via Donaldson’s second home run in the game against closer Phil Bickford. However, the reliever did a good job and struck out Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Anthony Volpe for the 26th and 27th outs, respectively.