Well, the Dodgers redeemed themselves after a blowout loss to the New York Yankees when they fouled up a 4 point lead. This time around, against the Giants, they turned things around. After a great game, the Dodgers are back on top in what will prove to be a great series in San Francisco. Sports scores.
Tied for most of the night, the teams battled back and forth. Great batting was countered by staunch defensive plays that shut plays down before they could happen. Then, in the eighth, Casey Blake hit a go-ahead home run that helped push the score to 4-2 along with a RBI double from Manny Ramirez. Manny was up to his old tricks, pulling for his team, and helping them win.
Coming back to their home division, the Dodgers made a big splash. Facing off against their biggest rival, they seemed motivated and driven. Something worked, the team seemed completely different than they were in their last game against the Yankees. Billingsley allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, struck out three and walked two. Great pitching on behalf of the Dodgers helped them claim the victory. Football scores.
Offensively, the Giants were on point, but what is truly amazing is how well they played defensively. The Dodgers turned five double plays and closed in on the franchise record of six in a game that was set on Aug. 5, 1956. The Giants also hold a record of turning 5 double plays. This victory puts the Dodgers at three victories in 11 games. NFL scores.
Things are looking up for the Dodgers, and if they keep playing as they did against the Giants, they will do very well during the season. Be sure to follow your favorite MLB teams on www.scoresandodds.com, home of the best stats, scores, and odds for all MLB games from now until the World Series.