Dodgers’ winning streak ends with loss to Mets

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  • New York Mets shortstop Javier Baez, left, tags retired Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger connected a steal-attempt during the 4th inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price reaches retired to drawback an infield alert shot deed by New York Mets’ Kevin Pillar during the archetypal inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the archetypal inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, left, beats a tag by New York Mets catcher Patrick Mazeika to people connected a two-run azygous by Cody Bellinger during the 4th inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • New York Mets’ J.D. Davis, center, celebrates his two-run location tally with Javier Baez, left, arsenic Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith looks distant during the seventh inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, hits a two-run azygous with New York Mets catcher Patrick Mazeika watching during the 4th inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • New York Mets alleviation pitcher Edwin Diaz reacts aft striking retired Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor during the ninth inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • New York Mets’ Javier Baez, bottommost left, eludes a tag by Los Angeles Dodgers 2nd baseman Trea Turner, bottommost right, for a treble during the seventh inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • New York Mets alleviation pitcher Edwin Diaz throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the ninth inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • New York Mets’ J.D. Davis celebrates with teammates aft hitting a two-run location tally against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith, right, tags retired New York Mets’ J.D. Davis who was caught successful a rundown betwixt 3rd and location sheet during the sixth inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Los Angeles Lakers defender Russell Westbrook throws retired a ceremonial archetypal transportation earlier a shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Los Angeles Lakers defender Russell Westbrook juggles a shot anterior to throwing retired a ceremonial archetypal transportation earlier a shot crippled betwixt the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • New York Mets’ Javier Baez, left, slides into home, beating a tag by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith, right, to people connected a azygous by J.D. Davis during the archetypal inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price throws to a New York Mets batter during the archetypal inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher David Price throws to a New York Mets batter during the archetypal inning of a shot crippled successful Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

LOS ANGELES — It ended with a large inning.

During their nine-game winning streak, the Dodgers had outscored their opponents 10-0 successful archetypal innings and scored archetypal successful 7 of the 9 games. But the New York Mets got to Dodgers starter David Price for 3 runs successful the archetypal inning, gathering connected that to bushed the Dodgers 7-2 and manus them their archetypal decision since August 12 successful Philadelphia.

The Dodgers had trailed for a full of 1 half-inning implicit the erstwhile week but they ne'er caught up aft the Mets’ caput commencement Sunday.

“We’re playing bully baseball,” said AJ Pollock accurately — the Dodgers person won 13 of their past 15. “Today you tin conscionable propulsion it out. We didn’t play atrocious but we evidently didn’t travel successful and instrumentality attraction of business. Just get backmost astatine it, support the bid moving.”

Meanwhile successful Oakland, the Giants person yet to tally retired of immoderate magic pixie particulate they person sprinkled implicit their season. They became the archetypal squad successful MLB past to get pinch-hit location runs successful the eighth inning oregon aboriginal to travel from down and instrumentality a pb successful back-to-back games. Sunday’s resulted successful a 2-1 triumph implicit the A’s that dropped the Dodgers 2 1/2 games backmost successful the NL West.

“I really didn’t announcement it astatine that constituent successful time. But evidently aft the fact, I spot what happened,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Like I’ve ever said, we’ve inactive got to instrumentality attraction of concern and triumph ballgames. Our destiny is inactive successful our ain hands.”

During their winning streak, the Dodgers person taken matters into their ain hands successful 2 important ways, scoring archetypal and shutting down the opposing squad successful cardinal situations. Dodgers pitchers had held opposing batters to an .059 (4 for 68) batting mean with runners successful scoring presumption implicit the erstwhile 9 games. But the Mets had 2 hits successful the archetypal inning with runners successful scoring presumption and an RBI treble earlier that.

Price walked the leadoff antheral past gave up those 3 hits to the adjacent 5 batters. Freshly returned from the Injured List, Javier Baez had the RBI treble past J.D. Davis and Jonathan Villar drove successful runs with RBI singles.

Price righted the vessel aft that, retiring 10 of the last 11 batters helium faced successful 4 innings and not allowing different hit.

“Leading disconnected the crippled with a locomotion is ne'er good,” Price said. “Starting the crippled successful that manner … that’s however runs get scored. I got wounded connected a changeup by Baez. Backdoor cutter by JD Davis. He deed it done the 4-hole to right. Then I made a bully transportation to Villar, anemic interaction and helium recovered immoderate writer successful the outfield.”

In the recently-unfamiliar presumption of playing from behind, the Dodgers did small against Mets starter Marcus Stroman until the 4th inning. Singles by Corey Seager and Chris Taylor (a hard-hit crushed shot that astir near an exit coiled connected Davis astatine 3rd base) and a locomotion of Pollock loaded the bases with 2 outs.

Cody Bellinger ripped a azygous into close tract to thrust successful 2 runs. But with pinch-hitter Billy McKinney batting, Bellinger took disconnected connected what looked similar delayed treble steal. Pollock ne'er moved from 3rd base, though, and Bellinger was rapidly tagged retired successful a rundown erstwhile helium held up betwixt archetypal and second.

Roberts took the blasted for a missed motion that thwarted the Dodgers’ accidental to necktie the game.

“That was a miscommunication connected my part,” helium said. “I felt Cody had a truly bully accidental to bargain a basal close there. He ended up reasoning it was a ‘steal-and-stop’ versus a consecutive bargain and spell each the way.

“I ain that. That was a miscommunication connected my part.”

The Dodgers had conscionable 1 much deed aft that — a one-out treble by Pollock successful the seventh that proved pointless. Fifteen of the past 16 Dodgers were retired by Stroman and the Mets bullpen.

“Stroman is tough,” Pollock said. “He was retired determination making bully pitches, battling. He’s conscionable a grinder. We could person had amended at-bats successful a mates cardinal spots. It conscionable didn’t hap today.”

The Mets did assistance the Dodgers enactment adjacent successful the sixth inning. After putting runners astatine 2nd and 3rd with nary outs against Brusdar Graterol, Jonathan Villar struck retired and Kevin Pillar bounced into an retired astatine the sheet with the infield in.

The Dodgers past intentionally walked the No. 8 hitter, Patrick Mazeika, to load the bases with 2 outs and unit Mets manager Luis Rojas to marque a choice. He chose badly, sending Stroman up to deed alternatively than a pinch-hitter.

Stroman (who pitched conscionable 1 much inning) bounced weakly backmost to Graterol and the Mets came distant with thing from the inning.

But the Mets did widen their pb successful the seventh inning. After Dodgers reliever Phil Bickford retired the archetypal 2 batters, helium gave up a treble to Javier Baez past grooved a first-pitch fastball to Davis who redirected it into the close tract pavilion for a two-run location run.

Shane Greene made his Dodgers debut successful the ninth. It did not spell well.

Greene faced 5 hitters and retired conscionable one, hitting 2 others, giving up a azygous and walking a antheral with the bases loaded. Another tally scored earlier Victor Gonzalez could extremity the inning.

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