Adam Duvall’s three-run residence run helps elevate Crimson Sox previous Dodgers and Mookie Betts, 8-5

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Alex Verdugo and Justin Turner additionally hit residence runs.

Boston Crimson Sox’s Adam Duvall, heart, celebrates after his three-run residence run with Rafael Devers (11) through the sixth inning of a baseball sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Boston. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer) AP

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BOSTON (AP) — Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer over the Inexperienced Monster, and the Boston Crimson Sox beat Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Saturday.

Alex Verdugo grew to become the primary participant in Crimson Sox historical past and the third main leaguer total to hit a leadoff homer within the first inning in three straight video games, driving the second pitch from Julio Urías (11-7) into Los Angeles’ bullpen.

Max Muncy hit a tiebreaking two-run homer for the Dodgers, who received the opener of the three-game collection 7-4 on Friday night time. Muncy and supervisor Dave Roberts had been later ejected after the slugger was known as out on strikes, ending an eighth-inning rally.

Taking part in his second sport in opposition to his former crew after he was traded in February 2020, Betts went 3 for six with an RBI single. However he additionally dedicated a run-scoring error whereas enjoying second base within the eighth and made the ultimate out with the bases loaded.

With the gang standing and roaring, Betts flew to the observe in straightaway heart to finish it.

Former Dodger Justin Turner additionally homered for Boston, tying it at 2 with a solo shot over the Monster within the fourth.

Betts performed six seasons with the Crimson Sox, profitable the World Sequence in 2018.

Like Friday, there was a big contingent of Dodgers followers that broke into chants of “Let’s Go Dodgers!” quite a few instances.

Trailing 4-2 within the sixth, Duvall hit a towering fly that settled into the primary row of Monster seats. Reese McGuire added an RBI single later within the inning.

Muncy’s thirtieth, a drive over the Dodgers’ bullpen, made it 4-2 within the fifth.

Brennan Bernardino (2-1) obtained the victory, putting out the one batter he confronted, Chris Martin struck out Muncy and John Schreiber obtained three outs for his first save of the season.

Urías gave up six runs and eight hits over six innings. He struck out 9 and walked one.

They nonetheless keep in mind

Roberts nonetheless will get many requests for autographs of “The Steal.”

“Every single day,” he stated. “I’ve realized to embrace it years in the past as a result of it’s an enormous praise to be related and held in such a constructive regard. I get it on a regular basis.”

In 2004, when he was enjoying for the Crimson Sox within the ALCS in opposition to the Yankees, Roberts stole second base earlier than scoring the tying run in Sport 4 with Boston trailing 3-0 within the collection. The Crimson Sox received that sport in further innings and went on to grow to be the one crew in MLB historical past to rebound from an 0-3 deficit earlier than profitable the World Sequence.

Coach’s room

Dodgers: Left-hander Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen about three hours earlier than the sport. He’s scheduled to start out Tuesday at residence in opposition to the Diamondbacks after his earlier begin was minimize brief by rain. … Roberts stated right-hander Gavin Stone can be recalled from Triple-A and both begin or work out of the bullpen Sunday.

Crimson Sox: Nearer Kenley Jansen, who left Wednesday’s sport with proper hamstring tightness, threw a stay BP session. He says he’ll be obtainable on Sunday. “Every part feels nice and I’ll be prepared (Sunday),” he stated. “Simply let it go in sport velocity.” … Supervisor Alex Cora stated outfielder Jarren Duran (10-day injured checklist, toe sprain) will see a health care provider on Monday. … Shortstop Pablo Reyes got here out with left elbow ache.

Up subsequent

Boston right-hander Tanner Houck (3-7, 5.08 ERA) makes his second begin since coming off the injured checklist within the collection finale on Sunday. He had been sidelined by a facial fracture earlier than beginning in opposition to Houston on Tuesday. The Dodgers haven’t introduced a starter but.