LOS ANGELES – Corey Seager’s RBI doubles in the eighth inning ended Tyler Matzek’s long goalless streak, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 win over the Braves at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night.
Mookie Betts went to start the end of eighth place and easily scored a goal as Seager drilled his game winner into the right midfield gap and ended Matzek’s goalless streak at 18 2/3 innings.
Everything seemed fine as the Braves moved into the lower end of the seventh with a 2-1 lead, knowing the reassurance that Ozzie Albies’ x-rays were negative. Albies had left the game after fouling a pitch off his left knee on the fifth field of play. But when the updated status of the all-star second-player was announced in the press box, the Dodgers rallied against Luke Jackson.
AJ Pollock walked and moved to third base with a Cody Bellinger single. Chris Taylor scored Pollock with a game-binding sacrificial flight in front of Jackson. Matzek prevented further damage in the seventh round, but the Braves gambled away their lead over the top candidate for the NL Cy Young Award, Walker Buehler, who allowed two runs and four hits over seven innings.
The Braves received a tough effort from Charlie Morton, who counted a solo homer from Mookie Betts as the only damage sustained over six innings. This was Morton’s first appearance at Dodger Stadium since winning the 2017 World Series for the Astros by putting up the last four innings of Game 7.