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Dodgers Highlights: L.A. Wins the Homer Battle This Time

The Dodgers beat the Giants, 6-3, on Tuesday night, flipping the script from the previous night’s game. With the loss, the Giants have been mathematically eliminated in the NL West race, although their Wild Card hopes remain alive, if dim.

Tyler Anderson threw seven effective innings, allowing just a solo homer to Lewis Brinson on the first pitch of the game and a two-run homer to Brandon Crawford that barely stayed fair. Beyond that, Anderson scattered six singles and got through seven innings on 87 pitches to earn his 14th win.

All nine runs in the game scored on homers, after all but one scored on homers the previous night. This time, the Dodgers got the big multi-run homers when they needed them.

Joey Gallo continues to be fixed

With the Dodgers trailing 1-0 in the third inning, Joey Gallo stepped to the plate with runners on first and second and nobody out. On a 3-1 pitch, he hit a Jarlin Garcia fastball 408 feet into the stands in right-center field for his fourth homer as a Dodger.

Since joining Los Angeles at the trade deadline, Gallo has a .780 OPS with eight extra-base hits. He’s still striking out too often, because he’s Joey Gallo, but the quality of contact has been much better with his change of scenery.

Oh, and did we mention he hit his homer on a broken bat? Yeah, he did that.

Max Power’s name sounds good in your ear

Muncy had one of his best games of the season, hitting a double and two homers with three runs scored and three RBIs. He doubled to start the rally that culminated in Gallo’s homer, then added a two-run homer and a solo homer later in the game.

The homers gave Muncy 18 on the season and bumped his season OPS back up over .700. After a slow start to September, Muncy looked entirely in control in this game.

Nice to see you again, Jarlin

The last time Jarlin Garcia faced the Dodgers, he caused a stir by striking out James Outman and then looking directly at Mookie Betts while imitating the Dodgers’ Wolf of Wall Street celebration.

Some words were exchanged, and Garcia’s manager ended up ejected in the fracas.

The Dodgers were happy to welcome Garcia to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, but it wasn’t a warm welcome. He allowed Gallo’s homer and Muncy’s first one, totaling five earned runs in 1.2 innings.

Better luck next time, big guy!

Up next

The Dodgers and Giants close out the series with a day game on Wednesday. Clayton Kershaw will take on Alex Cobb at 1:10 pm.

Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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