The Los Angeles Dodgers came into Sunday’s contest against the Miami Marlins on the back of a four-game winning streak. That was the case even with the team having numerous injuries to deal with at the moment. They succumbed on this day, however, as the Marlins, led by Adam Duvall had different plans. The Dodgers were up 2-0 thanks to RBI’s from Austin Barnes and Mookie Betts early on in the affair.
But Duvall changed the tenor of the game in the top of the fifth by hitting a three-run homer, his second in the series, and it gave his team a 3-2 lead that they would hang on to. Only they needed his arm to throw Betts out at the plate in the bottom half of the inning from right field. He did just that, getting the leaping star out, ending the Dodgers’ run and reminding us once again how much of a difference it makes to have a ton of injuries to your team. The Marlins are now 18-22 with the win, though they are just three off the pace in the tight NL East race. The Dodgers are third in the NL West, two games back, and are now 22-18.