Machado clubs 2 homers, Dodgers slug past Mariners 11-1

SEATTLE (AP) For a welcome change, the Los Angeles Dodgers made the job easy for manager Dave Roberts after a stretch of close games and debatable moves.

Manny Machado hit two of Los Angeles' five home runs, Walker Buehler allowed one run in six innings, and the Dodgers routed the Seattle Mariners 11-1 to open a key three-game series on Friday night.

The Dodgers won consecutive games for just the third time since July 28, using the long ball to knock around Seattle starter Wade LeBlanc and for a night take the pressure off their shaky bullpen. It was the Los Angeles bats leading the way, hitting at least five homers in a game for the sixth time this season.

''It was a nice change, but those guys, the offense, they were due to break out,'' Roberts said.

Machado's first homer led off the fourth inning and was his third since being acquired in a trade with Baltimore. He added a two-run shot in the seventh inning to deep left-center field, where it caromed off the hand of a fan wearing an Orioles jersey with Machado's name across the back.

Machado has 28 homers overall this season and Roberts said his shortstop feels more comfortable now batting third in the Dodgers' lineup with Justin Turner moving into the No. 2 spot.

''I'm not going to say I wasn't hitting because I was hitting second,'' Machado said. ''It just happened to be I finally locked myself in and went back to what got me here. It just happened I went back to (hitting) third as well.''

Yasmani Grandal, Max Muncy and Matt Kemp also went deep as Los Angeles added to its National League-leading home run total. Kemp's homer was his first since July 22. The Dodgers have 169 homers this season.

LeBlanc (7-3) allowed seven runs, five earned, and lasted just 4 1/3 innings.

''I made a few mistakes, got away with a couple of them, and three of them I didn't,'' LeBlanc said. ''That's what happens when you run into a good lineup like they have. That's what they do with mistakes. Especially with stuff like I have, if you're going to make them against guys like that, they're going to make you pay.''

A long seventh inning at the plate for Los Angeles spelled an early end for Buehler, who was dominant through the first six. Buehler (6-4) allowed just Ryon Healy's home run leading off the fourth inning. The young right-hander struck out eight and allowed just three hits.

Seattle threatened only once when Buehler lost command of his fastball and loaded the bases with one out in the third inning. Buehler got Denard Span to hit a weak grounder and Mitch Haniger was forced out at home plate. Kyle Seager flew out to end the threat.

Buehler and two relievers combined to retire 14 straight batters after Healy's homer until pinch-hitter Gordon Beckham's two-out single in the eighth.

ROTATION CHANGES

Seattle is making two changes to its rotation. The first was expected, with Felix Hernandez moving back into the rotation to start for injured lefty James Paxton on Monday when Houston visits to open a key three-game series.

The other move was a bit of a surprise with Seattle pushing Marco Gonzales back a few days. Gonzales was slated to start Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers, but will instead start the series finale against Houston next Wednesday. Seattle's starter for Sunday has yet to be announced.

Manager Scott Servais said with upcoming off days Seattle had a chance to push Gonzales back and essentially give him one start over the next few weeks. Gonzales has thrown a career-high 142 2/3 innings already this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: RHP Erik Goeddel was placed on the 10-day disabled list with elbow inflammation on Friday. It's his second stint on the DL in just the past few weeks. Goeddel was activated off the disabled list last Monday after missing time with a lat injury. The Dodgers reinstated right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson from the 10-day DL to take his spot. Hudson had been out since Aug. 7 with forearm tightness.

Mariners: SS Jean Segura was placed on the paternity list on Friday. Seattle selected IF Gordon Beckham from Triple-A Tacoma to take Segura's roster spot.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: Rich Hill (5-4) looks to remain perfect in his career against Seattle. Hill has appeared in 11 games with four starts against Seattle and is 4-0 with a 1.35 ERA. He hasn't faced the Mariners since the 2016 season.

Mariners: Erasmo Ramirez (0-2) tries to follow up on a strong outing last week in Houston. Ramirez threw five shutout innings allowing just four hits in a no-decision.

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  • W: W. Buehler (6-4)L: W. LeBlanc (7-3)
  • HR: LAD - M. Kemp (18), Y. Grandal (21), M. Machado 2 (28), M. Muncy (27), SEA - R. Healy (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B41000111.228.317.414.7311.5
J. Turner 3B52200000.293.383.465.8484.0
M. Machado SS52232002.307.382.551.93313.0
C. Bellinger CF42210110.257.343.465.8095.5
M. Kemp DH42221112.285.337.481.8189.5
E. Hernandez RF40110003.220.295.431.7262.0
M. Muncy 1B41121023.255.377.575.9526.0
Y. Grandal C31111101.248.349.490.8397.0
J. Pederson LF30000111.248.324.520.8430.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Haniger RF40000010.275.360.473.833-0.5
    G. Heredia RF00000000.219.299.313.6110.0
    R. Cano 2B30000110.284.379.426.8050.5
    N. Cruz DH20100110.267.354.539.8931.5
    a- G. Beckham PH-DH10100000.222.282.250.5321.0
    D. Span LF40000015.275.354.439.792-0.5
    K. Seager 3B40000013.225.273.409.682-0.5
    R. Healy 1B41111020.235.268.447.7165.0
    C. Maybin CF40100010.252.332.339.6710.5
    M. Zunino C30000031.196.253.418.671-1.5
    C. Herrmann C00000000.232.313.429.7410.0
    D. Gordon SS30000000.276.297.342.6390.0
    • a-singled for Cruz in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Machado 2 (28), M. Kemp (18), M. Muncy (27), Y. Grandal (21)
    • SF - E. Hernandez (4)
    • RBI - M. Machado 3 (75), C. Bellinger (55), M. Kemp 2 (69), E. Hernandez (40), M. Muncy 2 (54), Y. Grandal (59)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Muncy 2 (17)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hernandez, M. Muncy 2 (2), J. Pederson
    BATTING
    • HR - R. Healy (23)
    • RBI - R. Healy (60)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Span 2 (2), K. Seager 3 (3), M. Zunino
    FIELDING
    • E - B. Dozier (10)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Seager-Gordon-Healy; Seager-Cano-Healy)
    • E - M. Haniger (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Buehler (W, 6-4)6.03112813.191.0426.0
    D. Floro1.00000102.551.173.5
    Z. Rosscup2.01000207.941.416.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Buehler (W, 6-4)6.0
    D. Floro1.0
    Z. Rosscup2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. LeBlanc (L, 7-3)4.17752434.041.17-5.0
    C. Bergman2.24441225.791.07-2.0
    J. Pazos1.00001002.681.172.0
    A. Romine1.00001009.002.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    W. LeBlanc (L, 7-3)4.1
    C. Bergman2.2
    J. Pazos1.0
    A. Romine1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 93-59, D. Floro 8-6, Z. Rosscup 29-22
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 3-8, D. Floro 2-0, Z. Rosscup 2-2
    • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 24, D. Floro 3, Z. Rosscup 7
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. LeBlanc 84-58, C. Bergman 44-30, J. Pazos 10-4, A. Romine 15-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 4-5, C. Bergman 3-3, J. Pazos 2-0
    • Batters Faced - W. LeBlanc 22, C. Bergman 13, J. Pazos 3, A. Romine 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Dozier 2B41000111.228.317.414.7311.5
    J. Turner 3B52200000.293.383.465.8484.0
    M. Machado SS52232002.307.382.551.93313.0
    C. Bellinger CF42210110.257.343.465.8095.5
    M. Kemp DH42221112.285.337.481.8189.5
    E. Hernandez RF40110003.220.295.431.7262.0
    M. Muncy 1B41121023.255.377.575.9526.0
    Y. Grandal C31111101.248.349.490.8397.0
    J. Pederson LF30000111.248.324.520.8430.5
    Total3611111055613-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Haniger RF40000010.275.360.473.833-0.5
      G. Heredia RF00000000.219.299.313.6110.0
      R. Cano 2B30000110.284.379.426.8050.5
      N. Cruz DH20100110.267.354.539.8931.5
      a- G. Beckham PH-DH10100000.222.282.250.5321.0
      D. Span LF40000015.275.354.439.792-0.5
      K. Seager 3B40000013.225.273.409.682-0.5
      R. Healy 1B41111020.235.268.447.7165.0
      C. Maybin CF40100010.252.332.339.6710.5
      M. Zunino C30000031.196.253.418.671-1.5
      C. Herrmann C00000000.232.313.429.7410.0
      D. Gordon SS30000000.276.297.342.6390.0
      Total3214112119-----
      • a-singled for Cruz in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Machado 2 (28), M. Kemp (18), M. Muncy (27), Y. Grandal (21)
      • SF - E. Hernandez (4)
      • RBI - M. Machado 3 (75), C. Bellinger (55), M. Kemp 2 (69), E. Hernandez (40), M. Muncy 2 (54), Y. Grandal (59)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Muncy 2 (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Hernandez, M. Muncy 2 (2), J. Pederson
      BATTING
      • HR - R. Healy (23)
      • RBI - R. Healy (60)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Span 2 (2), K. Seager 3 (3), M. Zunino
      FIELDING
      • E - B. Dozier (10)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Seager-Gordon-Healy; Seager-Cano-Healy)
      • E - M. Haniger (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Buehler (W, 6-4)6.03112813.191.0426.0
      D. Floro1.00000102.551.173.5
      Z. Rosscup2.01000207.941.416.0
      Total9.04112111---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Buehler (W, 6-4)6.0
      D. Floro1.0
      Z. Rosscup2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. LeBlanc (L, 7-3)4.17752434.041.17-5.0
      C. Bergman2.24441225.791.07-2.0
      J. Pazos1.00001002.681.172.0
      A. Romine1.00001009.002.002.0
      Total9.011119565---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. LeBlanc (L, 7-3)4.1
      C. Bergman2.2
      J. Pazos1.0
      A. Romine1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 93-59, D. Floro 8-6, Z. Rosscup 29-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 3-8, D. Floro 2-0, Z. Rosscup 2-2
      • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 24, D. Floro 3, Z. Rosscup 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. LeBlanc 84-58, C. Bergman 44-30, J. Pazos 10-4, A. Romine 15-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. LeBlanc 4-5, C. Bergman 3-3, J. Pazos 2-0
      • Batters Faced - W. LeBlanc 22, C. Bergman 13, J. Pazos 3, A. Romine 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Kemp homered to center, Bellinger scored111
        Machado homered to center, Turner scored91
      • 5TH INNING
        Hernandez hit sacrifice fly to left, Bellinger scored, Kemp to third71
        Kemp safe at first on right fielder Haniger fielding error, Turner scored, Bellinger to third, Kemp to second61
        Bellinger singled to center, Dozier scored, Turner to second51
      • 4TH INNING
        Healy homered to right center41
        Muncy homered to right, Kemp scored40
        Machado homered to left20
      • 3RD INNING
        Grandal homered to left center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Andrew Romine relieved James Pazos
        • Guillermo Heredia in right field
        • M. Machado: Ball, Strike looking, Machado popped out to second
        • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Bellinger fouled out to third
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kemp walked
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez lined out to left
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Rosscup Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Seager popped out to second
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Maybin grounded out to third
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • James Pazos relieved Christian Bergman
        • Chris Herrmann catching
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pederson walked
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier grounded into double play third to second to first, Pederson out at second
        • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Zac Rosscup relieved Dylan Floro
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Haniger grounded out to third
        • R. Cano: Ball, Cano flied out to deep right
        • Gordon Beckham hit for Nelson Cruz
        • G. Beckham: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Beckham singled to left
        • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Span struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Turner singled to right
        • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Machado homered to center, Turner scored
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Kemp homered to center, Bellinger scored
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez singled to left
        • M. Muncy: Muncy reached on fielder's choice to second, Hernandez out at second
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Grandal grounded into double play third to shortstop to first, Muncy out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Dylan Floro relieved Walker Buehler
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to first
        • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Bergman Pitching:
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal grounded out to third
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • D. Span: Span grounded out to second
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to second
        • R. Healy: Ball, Healy popped out to first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Turner singled to left, Dozier to second
        • M. Machado: Ball, Machado flied out to left
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Bellinger singled to center, Dozier scored, Turner to second
        • Christian Bergman relieved Wade LeBlanc
        • M. Kemp: Kemp safe at first on right fielder Haniger fielding error, Turner scored, Bellinger to third, Kemp to second
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez hit sacrifice fly to left, Bellinger scored, Kemp to third
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
        • R. Cano: Cano flied out to center
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • M. Machado: Machado homered to left
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
        • M. Kemp: Foul, Kemp singled to left center
        • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Hernandez flied out to center
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Muncy homered to right, Kemp scored
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Grandal out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Foul, Healy homered to right center
        • C. Maybin: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
        • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Zunino struck out looking
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gordon fouled out to left
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal homered to left center
        • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pederson flied out to left
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon lined out to shortstop
        • M. Haniger: Haniger safe at first on 2nd baseman Dozier fielding error, Haniger to second
        • R. Cano: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cano walked
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cruz walked, Haniger to third, Cano to second
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Span reached on fielder's choice to second, Haniger out at home, Cano to third, Cruz to second
        • K. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Seager flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bellinger singled to right center
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Kemp struck out on foul tip
        • E. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to second, Bellinger out at second
        • M. Muncy: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Maybin reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Zunino: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Zunino struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • W. LeBlanc Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Dozier flied out to deep center
        • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner lined out to right
        • M. Machado: Strike looking, Ball, Machado grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • W. Buehler Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Haniger lined out to second
        • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Cano struck out looking
        • N. Cruz: Cruz singled to right
        • D. Span: Ball, Span lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)