The Dodgers came out ready to play on Friday night. Welcoming the Tigers into Los Angeles, their bats were awake early with a two-run shot from Justin Turner to get things started. It was his first of the year.
Chris Taylor followed that up with a solo shot the next inning to extend the Dodgers’ lead. A Trea Turner sacrifice fly in the 3rd and a Mookie Betts single in the 4th gave them a run every inning. But that’s all they would get for the rest of the game.
Fortunately, that’s all the Dodgers would need. Tyler Anderson was making another start in place of the injured Andrew Heaney. He went five strong innings and allowed just one run to come across, earning his second win and helping out the starting staff once again.
“I came into this with the mindset that I’m going to do whatever’s asked of me. If it means starting more, I’ll do that. If I have to come out of the ’pen and piggyback or throw long, whatever. I just want to throw meaningful innings to help us win.”
Up next, the Dodgers and Tigers will square off again this evening in Los Angeles. Clayton Kershaw gets the start, and he will be looking to make history. He needs just 4 punchouts to become eh franchise leader in strikeouts tonight.
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