Dodgers' Yu Darvish pulled as precaution due to tightness in back

Posted August 18, 2017

Trailing 4-2, Yasiel Puig's two-run double drove in the tying and go-ahead runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night for the Dodgers' second comeback win in two games. The Dodgers won that game, 9-1. "I don't think there's a big enough lead right now to be like, 'Oh, the Dodgers are out of a game, ' especially late innings". "It was a kind gesture and I am very appreciative to the Cubs", he said.

Chicago led 4-2 entering the ninth.

Pinch hitter Cody Bellinger singled against Gregory Infante, and scored on Logan Forsythe's second double of the game. Darvish had thrown 90 pitches over six innings and allowed three runs on eight hits as he received the no-decision against the Chicago White Sox.

Even the Dodgers newest pitcher You Darvish can't believe it. He left the game after six innings as a precautionary measure due to back tightness.

The Dodgers are 84-34.

"You see this game, it's like a playoff", Puig said.

"What better gift than on his birthday the Dodgers win", Puig said through a translator.

After the game, Darvish simply tweeted: "OMG". Kiké Hernandez had the only massive hit off of him which was a solo shot, marking his third home run of Rodon this season in four plate appearances.

It was a far cry from the last time Rodon faced the Dodgers, a July 19 game in Chicago in which he allowed four home runs.

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Fact #3: The Dodgers are on a pace to reach 115 victories, one shy of the Major League Baseball record held by the 1906 Cubs, who went 116-36 (and, it should be noted, lost the World Series that year to the White Sox). The left-hander struck out four and walked four.

Darvish gave up three runs and eight hits in his six innings.

Manny Pina hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Afterward, Darvish said his back was bothering him, something he first felt last week in his start at Arizona.

"I was going to go out, obviously, but in between innings I talked to (Clayton) Kershaw a little bit", Darvish said through an interpreter. If I was a manager I'd happily accept his whiffs in exchange for everything else he brings to the table. "That's when we need you the most.' That's what happened". On Tuesday, Tim Anderson hit Alex Wood's first pitch for a home run. "It's really special. I know personally, having worn this uniform as a player and knowing a lot of guys that played before, it's pretty special". They have 22 more wins right now than the NL Central-leading Cubs.

It goes without saying, Dodgers nation is ready for a deep playoff run. The rookie also extended his streak of reaching base to 13 games. He added another home run in the eighth on a first-pitch offering from reliever Tony Watson. He made it three home runs in his first four at-bats against Rodon.

Abreu's home run to lead off the sixth inning snapped a 2-2 tie. Ross Stripling (2-4) earned the win for pitching a ideal ninth. Renteria managed the Cubs in 2014, but the team went 73-89 and he was sacked.

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