Dodgers Attempted to Mount A Comeback late, but the Rays Hold On For The 6-4 Victory
Los Angeles- The Dodgers' offense came on late, but the Tampa Bay Rays escape with a 6-4 win.
Riding off the momentum of their offense in two consecutive games, the Dodgers were playing loose and letting plays come to them. In Game 2, that was not the case. The Dodgers struggled to make plays on the defensive end. Dustin May was struggling as he allowed three scores going into the fifth. The Dodgers had no answer with getting a hit on Tampa Bay Rays' pitcher Blake Snell. Snell was putting on a pitching clinic on LA and switching up his throws. Snell's fast ball was confusing the Dodgers and they were swinging blindly.
May gave up a solo home run to Brandon Lowe at the top of the fifth for Lowe's second home run of the night. LA finally answered the call with some scores of their own. Chris Taylor hit a homer for a two run score to cut the Rays' lead to three, 5-2. The Rays tacked on another score in the sixth to make it 6-2. Will Smith tried to get something going for the Dodgers offensively, as he hit a solo home run at the bottom of the sixth to cut the Rays' lead back to three, 6-3. Corey Seager smashed a homer out of the park at the bottom of the eighth to cut the Rays' lead to two, 6-4. The Rays did just enough to hold off the Dodgers in the ninth to tie up the series 1-1.