Will Smith hit a two-run homer to start the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back after blowing a four-run lead to beat the New York Mets 6-5 Friday night.
Smith gave the Dodgers a 6-4 advantage when he hit a full-count sinker from Jeurys Familia (6-3) into the left field seats. Smith’s 16th homer easily cleared the fence and set Los Angeles up for its second win in 14 extra-inning games this year.
Smith’s drive atoned for a passed ball the catcher committed in the seventh that allowed Pete Alonso to score the tying run.
The Mets began a stretch of 13 straight games against talented NL West teams Los Angeles and San Francisco by losing for the eighth time in 12 games.
Los Angeles squandered a 4-0 lead as Brusdar Graterol and Justin Bruihl combined to allow four runs before Blake Treinen and Kenley Jansen kept the game tied.
Treinen got the final out of the seventh and picked off pinch-hitter Travis Blankenhorn to end the eighth. Jansen (2-5) pitched a perfect ninth and allowed an RBI groundout to Jonathan Villar and intentionally walked James McCann before ending the four-hour, 18-minute marathon by retiring pinch-hitter Tomas Nido in the 10th.
Dominic Smith hit an RBI single off Bruihl and Jeff McNeill followed with a bases-loaded two-run single that fell in front of center fielder Cody Bellinger and came after the Dodgers intentionally walked Alonso.
Alonso tied it on a passed ball off the top of Smith’s glove that rolled to the backstop but the game stayed tied when Treinen retired Villar with two on.
Smith, Trea Turner and Billy McKinney lifted sacrifice flies while Corey Seager hit an RBI double four batters in.
Los Angeles left-hander Julio Urías allowed two hits in five scoreless innings but the collapse by the bullpen cost him a chance at becoming the first 14-game winner in baseball. He struck out five, walked two and remained tied with Chicago Cubs’ right-hander Kyle Hendricks for the major league lead in wins.
New York rookie Tylor Megill allowed three runs and six hits in five innings.
Dodgers: OF Mookie Betts (right hip inflammation) received an injection and manager Dave Roberts said the pain has subsided. … 3B Justin Turner (left groin) took batting practice, fielded grounders, did some agility work and could be in the lineup Saturday.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (right forearm tightness) got a second opinion in Los Angeles from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who recommended no throwing for at least two more weeks and another MRI in two weeks. An MRI did not show any ligament damage and that the inflammation is lessening according to manager Luis Rojas. … SS Francisco Lindor (strained right oblique) took batting practice, did fielding drills and ran the bases.
RHP Walker Buehler (12-2, 2.13 ERA) starts for Los Angeles against New York RHP Taijuan Walker (7-7, 3.89).
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Source: NBC Los Angeles