Bobby Miller allows 1 run in debut as Dodgers beat Braves
Right-hander Bobby Miller limited the Atlanta Braves one run in his major league debut and catcher Will Smith drove in three runs to help the visitors Los Angeles Dodgers He won 8-1 on Tuesday
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THE Dodgers won the first two games of a three-game series between the NL West and NL East leaders
Miller (1-0), the team’s 2020 first-round draft pick, allowed a lone run in the first inning but didn’t budge. He pitched five innings and gave up one run on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Smith went 3-for-5 with a double. He is hitting .318 (21-66) in May, raising his season average to .310.
THE Dodgers bullpen Yency Almonte, Brusdar Graterol, Evan Phillips and Victor Gonzalez finished the game with scoreless innings. Atlanta had just one hit against the Los Angeles hitters
Spencer Strider (4-2) took the loss. He pitched six innings and had his fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season with a season-high four runs (two earned) on five hits with three walks and 11 strikeouts.
THE Dodgers scored a run in the first when Mookie Betts doubled and Smith singled home
THE They are brave Austin Riley’s RBI double in the first down got the comeback. It was the 21st time Atlanta scored in the first inning, a major league-leading 42 first innings.
Los Angeles took a 4-1 lead with a three-run rally in the second. Earlier They are brave Jason Heyward hit a solo homer, his fifth, and the Dodgers added two unearned runs after an error by first baseman Matt Olson on Smith’s bases-loaded double
THE Dodgers he scored a run in the seventh when Max Muncy singled to score Betts at third.
Los Angeles scored three runs in the ninth off Michael Tonkin. Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 13 games, Muncy walked and JD Martinez drove in three runs. Martinez, who scored twice on Monday, has nine this season.
— Field Level Media