Albert Pujols of 4-1; Will Smith decides with home run win for Dodgers

Albert Pujols of 4-1; Will Smith decides with home run win for Dodgers

SANTO DOMINGO.- Pinch-hitter Will Smith hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a five-touchdown deficit Tuesday to beat the San Francisco Giants 8-6 in the second game. of a crucial series between the two rivals in the NL West Division.

Chris Taylor and Matt Beaty walked Tyler Rogers (1-1) before Smith sent a 0-1 slider into the stands between left and center, the third home run in the last at-bat of his career. The Angels pulled the four-game series 1-1 and moved within a game of the Giants, who lead the division.

In a game with seven homers, the Dodgers were 6-1 down in the fifth inning. Taylor boosted the comeback with his third professional game with more than one home run, hitting a solo off Alex Wood in the fifth and a two-touchdown off John Brebbia in a sixth with three plate appearances for Los Angeles.

Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski each hit two-run homers for San Francisco. LaMonte Wade Jr. and the Venezuelan Thairo Estrada also took her out of the park for the Giants, who are the team in the majors with the most home runs (142) and the best percentage of runs scored like that (52.9%).

Jimmie Sherfy (2-0) scored the win.

For the Giants, the Venezuelans Wilmer Flores 4-1, with a run scored; Thairo Estrada 3-1, with a run scored and an RBI. The Colombian Donovan Solano 4-0.

For the Dodgers, Albert Pujols 4-1.

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