Dodgers Extend Winning-Streak vs. Pirates to 13 Games

The Dodgers picked up a 6-3 win over the Pirates in a rain-shortened game on Thursday. Mookie Betts got the action started with a leadoff homer in the top of the first inning, and he put his defense on display in the bottom of the second. He caught a fly ball with one out and made a spinning throw to home plate to nail the runner attempting to tag up. That kept the score tied at 1-1 after an Erik Gonzalez RBI double earlier in the inning.

The Dodgers would add three more runs in the top of the third inning — a Zach McKinstry sacrifice fly and a Julio Urias two-run single — but the Pirates answered right back in the bottom half of the inning. Bryan Reynolds hit a two-run homer to cut the deficit to 4-3, but that would be as close as the Pirates would get.

With the win, the Dodgers extended their win streak vs. the Pirates to 13 games, which ties a franchise record. They also cashed a ticket for Dodgers’ bettors who were willing to lay the -245 on FanDuel Sportsbook.