Dodgers Record 37th Comeback Victory

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It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. 

Alex Wood started the game with a mistake, but his teammates had his back as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied with five runs in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Chicago White Sox, 6-1, on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Wood threw a first-pitch fastball to Tim Anderson that was sent over the wall in left-center to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead.

The first-pitch home run was the fourth career leadoff home run for Anderson in his career, and turned out to be the only run scored by Chicago on the night.

Miguel Gonzalez held the Dodgers scoreless for the first five innings, before allowing the tying run to come across the plate in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Logan Forsythe.

Gonzalez did not factor in the decision, allowing one run on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in six strong innings.

In his first career start against the White Sox, Wood also did not factor in the decision, allowing one run on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts in seven strong innings.

Wood will have to wait another six days to try and become just the third pitcher in baseball history to record 15 wins with only one or zero losses at the time of his 15th victory.

The Dodgers came from behind for the 37th time this season when they took the lead in the bottom of the eighth.

Justin Turner started off the inning with a leadoff single and ended the inning with a strikeout as the Dodgers batted around in the inning.

After back-to-back walks to Yasmani Grandal and Yasiel Puig, White Sox reliever Jake Petricka hit Joc Pederson with a pitch on the right leg to bring him the go-ahead run.

Austin Barnes followed with a two-run, pinch-hit single and Corey Seager added another two-run single two batters later to break the game open.

The Dodgers streak of 57 consecutive games with at least two extra-base hits came to an end on Tuesday after Seager recorded the only one with a double early in the game. 

It was the longest MLB streak of it’s kind since 1913, passing the 1937 New York Yankees who had 49 straight games with at least two XBH.

Up Next:

The finale of the five-game homestand is on Wednesday as LHP Carlos Rodon squares off against newly acquired Yu Darvish in his Dodger Stadium debut on his birthday. First pitch is 7:10PM PST.

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