Giants Beat Dodgers On Walk-Off Error, Mets Win Fifth Straight

Jonathan Grant | September 4th, 2021

The race for the top spot in the NL West looks like it is going to come down to the wire. And every game, every play could matter between clinching a spot in the NLDS and being forced to play the dreaded one-game play-in. That’s why the San Francisco Giants’ 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night could be such a pivotal moment in the season. The two teams were tied for MLB’s best record coming into the contest, and you could tell it given how tight and tense it was at Oracle Park. Austin Slater’s single had given San Fran a 1-0 lead that they held onto all the way until the ninth inning when the Dodgers decided to mount a rally. Chris Taylor singled in Justin Turner to force extras.

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Once there, Trea Turner put the Dodgers up with a sac fly in the top of the tenth, forcing Brandon Crawford to respond with an RBI single that sent the game into the 11th. The Giants held serve this time, and when they came to the plate they would score the winning run when Trea Turner forced Max Muncy off the bag at first, leading to a 3-2 win on a walk-off error. Not the way the Giants would have drawn it up, but in September when the race is this tight, you don’t care how you get it done. Elsewhere, the New York Mets’ new life continued to be shown off as they won a fifth straight game by downing the Washington Nationals 6-2 in ten frames. Juan Soto hit a solo homer and Riley Adams doubled for the Nats in the bottom of the ninth to force extras, but Pete Alonso, Kevin Pillar, and Jonathan Villar all had RBI hits to put some space between the Mets and their hosts. The win leaves them four back in the NL East as the Braves lost to Colorado and two back of Philly now after they lost to snap a winning run of their own.

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