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Yoshinobu Yamamoto is dominant over 8 innings as Dodgers beat Marlins 8-2 for 6th straight win

Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitched eight effective innings, Max Muncy hit a grand slam in the first and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 8-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Gavin Lux launched his first home run of the season for the Dodgers, who have won 13 of 15. They’ve gone deep 14 times in their past four games.

Yamamoto (4-1) shook off a first-pitch home run to win his third consecutive start. The $325 million rookie from Japan allowed two runs and five hits in his longest major league outing.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a leadoff homer for the Marlins, who fell to 1-4 on their six-game trip. Bryan De La Cruz also went deep.

Edward Cabrera (1-2) lasted just two innings after throwing 32 of 58 pitches for strikes. He issued four walks and hit a batter with a pitch.

Cabrera plunked Freddie Freeman in the first and walked Shohei Othani and Will Smith to load the bases. Muncy’s opposite-field slam just cleared the wall in left for his ninth homer of the season.

Los Angeles scored four more times in the third after loading the bases again. Andy Pages had a sacrifice fly, and Muncy scored from third on an errant pickoff throw from catcher Christian Bethancourt.

Lux followed with a two-run homer off George Soriano.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: LHPs Jesus Luzardo (elbow), who last pitched on April 20, and Braxton Garrett (shoulder), who has been out all season, are expected to return during this weekend’s home series against the Phillies. … INF Xavier Edwards (foot) was moved to the 60-day injured list as RHP Huascar Brazoban was reinstated from the restricted list and optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw threw 20 pitches in his second bullpen session since offseason shoulder surgery, an effort manager Dave Roberts said was a “really good day for all of us.” … RHP Bobby Miller (shoulder) will have one more bullpen session before heading out on a minor league rehab assignment. … OF Jason Heyward (back) will travel with the team to San Diego this week and take batting practice twice before heading out on a rehab assignment of anywhere from two to five games, according to Roberts.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Ryan Weathers (2-3, 4.54 ERA) has a 4.66 ERA against the Dodgers in five appearances (four starts).

Dodgers: RHP Gavin Stone (2-1, 4.06) has not allowed more than two runs in any of his last four starts.

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Source: NBC Los Angeles

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