Bellinger’s grand slam propels Dodgers past Giants 5-1

by | Jul 23, 2022 | Sports

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger’s grand slam broke a tie in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 Friday night for their ninth straight win at home.Bellinger connected on a curveball over the plate from Sam Long (1-3) with two outs and an 0-2 count for his seventh career grand slam. Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman each had two hits for the Dodgers, who are an NL best 32-13 at home this season.Thairo Estrada had two hits for the Giants, who have dropped two straight after winning five of six before the All-Star break.Freeman began the Dodgers’ eighth with a base hit to center field, advanced to second on a wild pitch and then moved to third when Giants first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr., who had just come into the game, booted Max Muncy’s ground ball with one out.After Gavin Lux struck out, Jake Lamb was hit by a pitch to load the bases and set up Bellinger’s 12th homer of the season, which went into the stands in the right-field corner.David Vesia (2-0), one of five Dodgers pitchers used, got the win.Betts hit Logan Webb’s first pitch up the middle for a single and eventually scored when a bases-loaded walk was issued to Lux. The Dodgers were unable to add anymore runs in the first when Lamb popped out to third baseman Evan Longoria.Tyler Anderson retired the first eight San Francisc …

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