LOS ANGELES -- — Will Smith’s fielder’s choice-grounder scored Mookie Betts with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Friday night for their major league-leading 34th come-from-behind victory.
After six scoreless innings, the Dodgers rallied with runs in the seventh and eighth.
“That was huge,” Dodgers starter Tyler Anderson said. “We never die. There's always a lot of fight in every guy.”
Betts scored on the bizarre play in which Marlins catcher Jacob Stallings abandoned the plate. Third baseman Jon Berti fielded Smith’s grounder and wanted to throw home, but Stallings had moved toward first base, leaving no one at the plate.
“We got a little fortunate,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
“Off the bat I thought I had a good beat on it,” Thompson said. “I didn't think it was going over the fence.”
Former Dodger Dylan Floro (0-2) gave up one run and one hit in one inning of relief.
The Dodgers tied the game 1-1 on Thompson’s RBI double down the third-base line in the seventh. Justin Turner, who singled leading off, scored on left fielder Jerar Encarnación’s throwing error that missed the cutoff man and allowed Thompson to take third.
Encarnación’s RBI double on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the seventh gave Miami a 1-0 lead.
Miami starter Jesús Luzardo allowed one run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. The left-hander struck out seven and walked two.
“Luzardo has got an amazing arm and he was just on tonight,” Thompson said. “We were just happy to get him out of the game.”
Anderson gave up one run and five hits in seven innings. The left-hander struck out six and walked three.
“I didn't feel like I had my best stuff,” Anderson said. “It was more of a day of just trying to compete. You just try to take it pitch-by-pitch.”
Marlins: Placed 1B/DH Garrett Cooper on the injured list with a concussion.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (low back pain) tossed a bullpen session off the mound. Next up is another bullpen, followed by a simulated game and then he'll likely be activated if all goes well. ... RHP Brusdar Graterol (shoulder) is set to return to the Dodgers on Monday. ... RHP Yency Almonte (right elbow tightness) will throw the next few days in a row.
Marlins: Rookie LHP Braxton Garrett (2-6, 3.67 ERA) has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his 13 starts.
Dodgers: RHP Dustin May makes his season debut Saturday. He underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2021. He recently made his fifth and final start for Triple-A Oklahoma City, compiling a 1.89 ERA with 33 strikeouts over 19 innings.
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Steven Kwan connects for an RBI double
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