"For a young player to impact a championship caliber team like this, he's exceeded our expectations", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Brandon McCarthy lasted 5.1 innings, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks. I missed with the one to fall behind in the count.
"He's got really good stuff, so you have to keep everything short and battle", Hernandez told Alanna Rizzo of his at-bat against Miller. "Like I said, our only choice is to try to figure out a way to do it".
During the Dodgers' six-game winning streak, the team has scored 17 of their 36 runs in the eighth or ninth innings. It would have been two innings, at least, if Cody Bellinger didn't break one of the ten commandments by homering off Miller to lead off the eighth.
"That's the lovely thing about baseball", Roberts said. "Every time he gets in the box I feel like he's going to get a hit".
Perez's home run was his first since he homered twice in Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Miller had been 7-0 since joining the Indians.
Manager Terry Francona left the game in the ninth inning with an illness.
Bench coach Brad Mills filled in for Francona for the final inning and for his postgame news conference. After saving Bauer's behind in the sixth, Miller was left in the game by Terry Francona for almost two innings.
Over seven innings of work, Kluber scattered four hits and one walk and struck out 10 batters.
It's the second consecutive game the Dodgers hit a home run in the eighth inning off Miller (3-2), who prior to facing the Dodgers had not allowed a home run all year.
The Dodgers are 14-6 in day games in 2017. This was Bellinger's fourth multi-dinger game, making him the first rookie ever to achieve that feat in his first 50 games.
Jaso sent the second pitch he saw from Ottavino (0-1) just over the fence in center field for his second pinch-hit homer of the season and fifth of his career.
Chris Antonetti, Indians president of baseball operations, drove Francona home from the Clinic. Kenley Jansen relieved Hatcher and picked up his 12th save by striking out Jason Kipnis to end the game. Two more came in on a Taylor single.
Puig crushed a homer to right-centerfield in the top of the second inning against the Cleveland Indians, rounded the bases and then flashed the middle finger of both hands as he was jogging to the dugout.
The Indians' cut the lead in half in the sixth and evened the score in the seventh against the Dodgers bullpen. Bellinger drilled the 2-and-1 offering for his tie-breaking home run.
Tuesday night was a collection of individual plays to which Vegas wouldn't have had great odds. "My fastball command was erratic", Kershaw said. I left it in a spot where he can hit it pretty well. I think tonight, we went - what'd he go?