Kenley Jansen escaped a bases-loaded jam in a bizarre ninth inning that saw both managers on the field trying to figure out what happened, and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the New York Yankees 2-1 om Saturday.
With many in the sellout crowd of 53,803 at Dodger Stadium on their feet, Jansen struck out Mike Tauchman and pinch-hitter Gary Sanchez to end a matchup between the teams with baseball’s best records.
“Stressful? No,” Jansen said. “I don’t lose confidence in myself.”
But it was the play before that to load the bases that puzzled many.
There were runners at first and second with one out when Gio Urshela hit a grounder to third baseman Justin Turner, who looked to start a game-ending double play. Second baseman Max Muncy caught Turner’s flip but got wiped out by Brett Gardner’s slide for an apparent forceout.
Gleyber Torres, who started the play on second base, rounded third and headed home with Muncy on the ground, trying to score the tying run. Instead, Torres was stopped because time had been called.
The sequence set off a nearly 2-minute replay review. The call at second was reversed and Gardner was ruled safe.
Nationals 7, Cubs 2: Trea Turner reached base four times and scored twice, and Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs for visiting Washington.
Astros 5, Angels 2: Alex Bregman hit his career-high 32nd homer and Wade Miley earned his seventh straight win for host Houston.
Cardinals 6, Rockies 0: Dakota Hudson allowed two hits over six innings for host St. Louis.
Phillies 9, Marlins 3: Corey Dickerson had four hits and five RBIs as visiting Philadelphia defeated Miami.
Pirates 14, Reds 0: Josh Bell topped 100 RBIs and hit a three-run homer as host Pittsburgh won in a rout.
Orioles 7, Rays 1: Pedro Severino hit his first career grand slam, and Hanser Alberto and Jonathan Villar also homered for host Baltimore.
Brewers 4, D’backs 0: For host Milwaukee, Eric Thames and Trent Grisham hit back-to-back homers and Keston Hiura knocked in two runs.
Braves 9, Mets 5: Francisco Cervelli had three hits and three RBIs as visiting Atlanta won its seventh straight.
Twins 8, Tigers 5: Miguel Sano’s three-run homer capped a five-run rally in the fifth inning, and Jake Cave and Max Kepler also connected for host Minnesota.
Indians 4, Royals 2: Franmil Reyes hit a three-run homer, but host Cleveland lost third baseman Jose Ramirez with right wrist discomfort.
Rangers 4, White Sox 0: Willie Calhoun and Danny Santana homered, and rookie Kolby Allard pitched into the seventh for visiting Texas.
Briefly: The Marlins’ Brian Anderson suffered a broken hand after being hit by a pitch Friday night from the Phillies’ Vince Velasquez. He could miss the rest of the season. … The Brewers designated starter Jhoulys Chacin for assignment. Chacin, 31, is 3-10 with a 5.79 ERA this season.
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