An interleave match-up that featured two potential World Series participants was won by the LA Dodgers, two games to one, but the Cleveland Indians avoided being swept at home with a 12-5 victory in the series finale.
|Chisenhall: HR, 5 RBI|
The lefty swinger hooked a three-run shot to over the right field wall, and all of a sudden it was 8-4. Chisenhall was not done, however, getting to the plate again in the following inning with the bases loaded, delivering a single to right, plating two more.
Chisenhall, who finished 2-for-3 with five RBI, plays part-time, platooning in the outfield and pinch-hitting, his left-handed swing often resulting in key moments. He's batting .275 with eight homers and 29 RBI in just 109 at-bats this season.
Snapping a six-game Dodger winning streak, the win for the Indians kept them two games behind AL Central leader, Minnesota. LA's loss left them tied for second with Arizona in the contentious NL West, a game behind the Rockies.
The Dodgers head to Cincinnati on Friday for a three-game series; Cleveland travels to Minnesota for a four game series beginning Friday night, with a double-header set for Saturday.
|Arenado: 3 doubles, 4 RBI|
Tapia's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth wasn't the only highlight in the slug-fest which featured 32 hits and 12 pitchers. Nolan Arenado lashed three doubles in five at-bats, scored three times and drove in four runs for the hit-happy Rockies.
Arenado's 24 doubles tops the National League, and his 50 RBI has him tied for seventh in the league with Washington's Bryce Harper. The free-swinging third baseman has a .289 batting average and 14 homers, looking to make his third consecutive all-star team. He trails Chicago's Kris Bryant in balloting for third base.
Colorado's home win came in the opener of a four game series with the Giants which resumes Friday at 8:40 pm ET.