Max Muncy tied the score with a ninth-inning infield single, pinch hitter Mookie Betts singled in the winning run and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Thursday in their 45th comeback of the season, the best mark in the Major Leagues.
The Dodgers didn’t take charge of the game until Arizona starter Zac Gallen left the mound in the eighth after beating his career high with 13 strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel (6-6) got the win even though, once again, he struggled in the ninth.
Prior to the Dodgers’ reaction, Christian Walker hit a 435-foot home run to left-center field — his 36th homer of the season and sixth against the Dodgers this year — that put Arizona ahead 2-1 in the blackboard before Kimbrel. Reyes Moronta (1-1) took the loss after giving up two hits and as many runs in a third inning of work.
For the Diamondbacks, the Dominicans Ketel Marte 3-0; Sergio Alcántara 4-1, with a run scored; Geraldo Perdomo 3-1. Puerto Rican Emmanuel Rivera 3-0.