Yankees Score Runs in Final 3 Innings for 4-1 Victory Over Dodgers

Miller and German both pitched well for six innings, but Rizzo scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on a grounder. The Yankees won 4-1.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) - Anthony Rizzo scored on a grounder in the eighth inning to give the New York Yankees a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a six-inning pitchers' duel between Domingo German & Bobby Miller.

Anthony Volpe, the Yankees' two-run homer, came in the ninth inning. Aaron Judge was out of the lineup due to an injury sustained on his right foot when he crashed into the right field bullpen door during a running grab.

J.D. Martinez scored a home run for the Dodgers who lost the final two games of the series.

German and Miller both had zeroes, as there were only four combined hits between the two teams in the first six innings.

Miller, a Dodgers rookie pitcher, allowed just one hit over six innings. He is the first Dodgers pitcher to do so since at least 1901. The 24-year-old right-hander made his third big league start and struck out seven while walking two.

Miller, the 29th pick overall in the amateur draft for 2020, looked as if he would have a brief outing after throwing just 27 pitches in the opening inning. He walked two and struck out three.

Miller retired seven consecutive batters between the third and the fifth innings, before Volpe laced a base-hit to center field in the fifth inning with two outs.

German pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run and four singles. Martinez's solo homer in the 7th tied it up at 1-1. In four of his six previous starts, the right-hander held opponents to a single run or less.

The Yankees scored the first run of the game in the seventh. Jake Bauers scored on a single with only one out. He advanced to third after Brusdar threw away the ball on Isiah Kiner Falefa's bunt. Graterol caught the bunt on the third-base side, but threw the ball into the right field because no one was at first base.

Kyle Higashioka scored Bauers with a broken bat grounder after Graterol's mistake put runners at third and second. Shortstop Chris Taylor had only played to first.

Martinez tied it up in the bottom inning by hitting a single shot to the left center. This was his 10th hit in 21 games.

The Yankees took the lead again in the eighth. Rizzo was walked by Graterol, with one out. He then advanced to third when Giancarlo Stanton doubled to the left center. Oswaldo Cabrera drove in the winning run with a slow-roller that Miguel Vargas, at second base, could only throw up to first.

Volpe increased the lead when he drove Caleb Ferguson’s fastball into the wall at left-center. Volpe hit his ninth home run, ranking second among AL rookies.

The Trainer's Room

Yankees: LHP Nestor Cotes will be placed on injured list either Monday or Tuesday because of a shoulder problem. Aaron Boone, the manager of the Yankees, said that Cortes had been slow to recover from his previous starts. He is expected to miss one or more starts. Carlos Rendon, a LHP with a left forearm injury, will be facing hitters Wednesday.

Dodgers: OF Trayce Thomson was placed on injured list due to a left oblique sprain. Johnny Deluca, an OF from Triple-A Oklahoma City was recalled.

Yankees: Home for six games beginning Tuesday, starting with the Chicago White Sox. RHP Clarke Schimmel (2-5, 5.01 ERA), has played at least five innings six times in eight of his previous starts.