Dodgers sur­vive a weird 9th

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - BASEBALL -

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.

VIC­TOR DECOLONGON/GETTY

Ken­ley Jansen fires in the ninth in­ning of the Dodgers’ 2-1 vic­tory over the Yan­kees.

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