Dodgers survive a weird 9th
LOS ANGELES — Kenley Jansen escaped a basesloaded jam in a bizarre ninth inning Saturday in which both managers were on the field trying to figure out what happened as the Dodgers held off the Yankees 2-1.
Jansen struck out Mike Tauchman and pinch hitter Gary Sanchez to end a matchup between the teams with the best records in baseball.
But it was the play right before that to load the bases that left most everyone what was going on.
With runners at first and second and one out, Gio Urshela hit a grounder to third baseman Justin Turner, who tried to start a game-ending double play. Second baseman Max Muncy caught Turner’s flip but then got wiped out by Brett Gardner’s hard slide for an apparent force.
Gleyber Torres, who started the play on second, rounded third and headed home with Muncy on the ground. Instead, umpires stopped Torres because time had been called.
The strange sequence set off a replay review. Gardner was called safe at second, beating the throw with a hard but legal slide.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts didn’t appear to think Gardner was safe, while Yankees manager Aaron Boone came out, too, seemingly to seek clarification on why Torres wasn’t allowed to score.
Turner hit a two-run homer in the third.
Aaron Judge homered for the second straight day, connecting in the fourth.
In just his fourth start, rookie Tony Gonsolin outlasted six-time All-Star CC Sabathia in 89-degree heat. Jansen earned his 27th save and first since Aug. 6.
Kenley Jansen fires in the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 2-1 victory over the Yankees.