Dodgers beat Marlins 10-0; Halos rally to win in walkoff

CHRIS TAYLOR homered and drove in five runs in the Dodgers’ 10-0 win over the Marlins on Friday (Wikipedia).

With a resounding 10-0 win over the Miami Marlins of the road on Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a two-game skid, thanks to outstanding pitching and hitting.

Starter Ryan Pepiot (2-0) had a perfect game going into the seventh inning. He ended up yielding just one hit over seven innings and no runs. He struck out three batters and walked none.

The Blue Crew had 16 hits, including Chris Taylor’s 15th home  run. He batted 3-for-5 on the night and drove on five runs. Will Smith was 3-for 6 and the team had five extra base hits.

LAD is now 85-54 and leads the National League West by 13 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Next up is a trip to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Nationals on Friday, with Emmet Sheehan (3-1) making the start.

The Los Angeles Angels rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Guardians 3-2 in Anaheim and end a six-game losing streak.

Randal Grichuk singled to center to bring in Kyren Paris with the winning run. The come-from-behind put the Halos at 64-76 and in fourth place in the American League West, 15.5 games out of first and 12.5 games out of a wild card spot.

Jose Soriano (1-2) got the win in relief. Opener Jhonathan Diaz worked 1.2 innings, giving up two hits and walking one batter.

The series will conclude on Friday with the Angels sending Griffin Canning (7-5) to the mound as starter.

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