Dodgers' Yu Darvish lifted with back tightness on Wednesday

Positive start, bad finish for the White Sox against the MLB-leading Dodgers

Los Angeles is 18.5 games up on the second-place Diamondbacks, and has 13 more wins and 12 fewer losses than the Nationals, who have the second-most victories in the NL.

They were the finest group of players Brooklyn has seen on one team, immortalized by Roger Kahn the author of Boys of Summer.

Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Dodgers won Wednesday thanks to a three-run ninth, and they continue to run away with the top record in baseball at 85-34.

Barnes singled to center field, sending Forsythe to third base.

Even the Dodgers newest pitcher You Darvish can't believe it. He got a force out at home for the second out of the inning but hit Joc Pederson to bring home a run and give the Dodgers the lead.


The last time a Dodgers team was this many games over.500 was in 1953, when four future Hall of Famers - catcher Roy Campanella, shortstop Pee Wee Reese, left fielder Jackie Robinson and center fielder Duke Snider - were playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. That quieted the denizens quickly. He was 2-for-2 with two home runs against the White Sox in Chicago earlier this season. He is 2-0 with a 3.42 ERA in 15 career games against the Tigers and has held them to a.230 average.

White Sox starter Carlos Rodon made a strong lineup look weak.

Darvish was relieved after giving up three runs and eight hits while striking out two and walking one in six innings of work in a no-decision. The left-hander struck out four and walked four.

The honorary member of the Dodgers "Slug Club", Kiké Hernandez, hit his 11 home run of the season when he tied the game off Rodon in the bottom half of the fourth inning.

The birthday boy did not enjoy the same run support Wednesday.

Surprisingly, after back-to-back games with 10 strikeouts in his first two games as a Dodger, Darvish-who was celebrating his 31 birthday-surrendered more home runs (3) than strikeouts (2) in the game.

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