Cody Bellinger’s glove, bat help Dodgers defeat Brewers

Cody Bellinger reached over the right-field wall to rob Christian Yelich in the eighth inning of yet another home run, then hit a solo drive off Josh Hader with two outs in the ninth to lift the Dodgers over the Brewers 6-5 in Milwaukee on Sunday.

Bellinger connected for his 11th home run. On Friday night, Hader, a hard-throwing left-hander, gave up a three-run homer to Kiké Hernandez in the eighth that led to a 5-3 Los Angeles win.

Joc Pederson hit two home runs, including a drive to begin the game, and tied a career high with four hits for Los Angeles. He scored three times as the Dodgers won for the seventh time in eight games.

Pinch-hitter Eric Thames launched a three-run homer off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with two outs in the eighth to tie it 5-5.

Yelich, who leads the majors with 13 home runs, led off the Milwaukee eighth with a drive that Bellinger caught above the wall.

“I thought he hit it well, and then I got to the wall as quick as I could,” Bellinger said. “It was so high in the air. You just get at the wall and read it and try to time it.”

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw allowed two hits and two runs in six innings in his second start of the season. He opened the year on the injured list because of left shoulder inflammation.

Rangers 11, Astros 10: Shawn Kelley struck out Robinson Chirinos with the bases loaded to end it as host Texas prevailed after nearly wasting a 10-1 lead. Joey Gallo had five RBIs for the Rangers, one on the first sacrifice fly of his career in his 1,337th plate appearance. Houston hit five solo home runs and Hunter Pence had one of Texas’ two long balls.

Yankees 7, Royals 6: Austin Romine drove in the winning run in the 10th inning with his third RBI single as host New York won despite allowing six runs in the eighth. Yankees starter James Paxton struck out 12 in six innings.

Tigers 4, White Sox 3: Shane Greene had a perfect ninth inning to earn his league-leading 10th save in 10 tries as host Detroit prevailed. His save total is the highest for a Detroit pitcher before the end of April in franchise history.

Nationals 5, Marlins 0: Stephen Strasburg limited host Miami to two hits and struck out 11 in eight innings, and Ryan Zimmerman hit two home runs as Washington avoided a series sweep.

Braves 11, Indians 5: Josh Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs and Freddie Freeman added three hits for visiting Atlanta. Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor, playing his second game since returning from an ankle injury, homered in the seventh inning.

Red Sox 4, Rays 3: Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning as visiting Boston completed a three-game sweep of the AL East leaders.

Cardinals 6, Mets 4: Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs to help host St. Louis beat New York, which hit four home runs — including one by pitcher Noah Syndergaard that deflected off center fielder Dexter Fowler’s glove and over the fence.

Twins 4, Orioles 3: Cal alum Trevor Hildenberger worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth before Taylor Rogers did the same in the ninth as visiting Minnesota won.

Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 1: David Bote hit a game-ending RBI single in the ninth for Chicago, which led 1-0 until Jarrod Dyson’s homer in the top of the inning.

Rockies 4, Phillies 1: Jon Gray pitched six scoreless innings and Tony Wolters had a two-run double as host Colorado won for the sixth time in seven games.

Angels 8, Mariners 6: Tommy La Stella had his second two-homer game of the season to help host Los Angeles avoid a four-game sweep and end a six-game losing streak.

Padres 4, Reds 3: Austin Hedges homered and Wil Myers hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a four-run third inning as host San Diego snapped a six-game losing streak.

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