Winning streak ends at 11

MOOKIE BETTS hit his 32nd homer of the season on Friday vs. the Marlins (AP photo).

By David Arthur/Orange County Tribune

Well, it was good while it lasted.

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 11-game winning streak came to an end on Friday night with an 11-3 loss to the Miami Marlins at Chavez Ravine.

A six-run third inning for the visitors ended up being more than enough. Dodger starter Tony Gonsolin (8-5) had a rough outing, getting thumped for eight hits and 10 earned runs in 3.1 innings. He also walked four batters.

The Blue Crew outhit the Marlins 10 to 9 but couldn’t translate that into enough runs. Mookie Betts hit his 32nd home run of the season in the first to tie the game at 1-1, but it was all downhill after that.
Still, the team is 74-47 and leads the National League West by 10.5 games. Even the streaking Dodgers can’t win them all.

Because of the threat of rain on Sunday, the Saturday schedule will be a double-header with games at noon and 6:10 p.m.

Grand slam, triple play? Not enough

By Pete Zarustica/Orange County Tribune

You’d think that with a triple play and a grand slam, the Los Angeles Angels would have come off the field Friday night celebrating.

But a three-run rally by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 10th at the Big A gave the visitors a 9-6 win over the Halos, continuing their woes.

Shohei Ohtani gave the home team a great start with a grand slam in the bottom of the second, his 43rd homer of the season.

The two teams battled to a 6-6 tie, spotlighted by an infield triple play – the first in the majors since 1971 – that kept Tampa Bay from winning the game in the ninth.

It wasn’t enough as starter Tyler Anderson was tagged for six hits and five earned runs, and closer Carlos Estevez (5-4) was rocked for four hits and two earned runs in the 10th.

In an attempt to get ahead of Hurricane Hilary, the Angels (60-63) will host the Rays in a double-header on Saturday.

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