Machado 4 RBIs, Dozier HR for Dodgers in 8-4 win at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Those midseason additions are doing their part to help the defending NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers in a push to get back into the playoffs. Their closer is struggling.

Manny Machado drove in four runs, his most since getting to Los Angeles, and Brian Dozier hit his 20th homer of the season as the Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth win in a row.

''Everyone is moving in the right direction and everybody is feeling good about themselves,'' Machado said. ''It's a matter of just getting on a nice little roll and sticking with it.''

Caleb Ferguson (5-2) went 1 1/3 innings as the first of four relievers with scoreless outings before Kenley Jansen came on with an 8-2 lead in the ninth and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk.

Jansen has been scored on in each of his four appearances since coming off the disabled list Aug. 20 following a hospital stay due to heart issues. He has allowed seven runs and 10 hits over four innings in those games.

''I'll be all right. At some point I'll figure it out. A little amped up today. Command wasn't there,'' Jansen said. ''Listen, people can panic like, `Oh God, what's happening with me,' but I know myself. I am going to go out there and keep competing and I will get out of this.''

The big right-hander did end the game with a highlight, making a behind-the-back grab of a comebacker with a broken bat twirling above his head. He then turned to make the relay to second base that started a double play.

''At least one thing went good for me,'' Jansen said.

Machado's four RBIs were the most in his 36 games for the Dodgers since being acquired from the Baltimore Orioles last month. He put Los Angeles ahead to stay with a two-run single in the third, then added a sac fly in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth that made it 7-2. The shortstop has nine RBIs the past three games.

Dozier had a solo shot for his fourth homer in 24 games since joining the Dodgers from Minnesota. He also had an RBI single.

FOR STARTERS

Dodgers rookie right-hander Walker Buehler, who was 2-0 with a 1.07 ERA in his previous four August starts, threw 84 pitches in four innings. He allowed two runs and four hits, with four strikeouts and two walks. Texas rookie Ariel Jurado (2-4) gave up three runs and five hits in 2 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out one.

BANNY'S TRIBUTE

Rangers manager Jeff Banister had the initials ''BK'' written on his cap for Buzzy Keller, a scout who passed away Monday. ''A tremendous human being,'' Banister said. ''He's the guy that signed me in a Wendy's in Baytown, Texas, and gave me $1,000 and said, `I'm not going to make you rich, but I'm going give you an opportunity to play this game.' He was a huge part of why I sit in this seat and why I am the person I am.''

MATCHING GWYNN

Adrian Beltre, baseball's active career hits leader, had a single in the Rangers ninth for career hit No. 3,141 - matching Tony Gwynn for 18th on the career list. His next hit will tie Robin Yount for 17th.

LOT OF HITS

Enrique Hernandez was 3 for 3 with a walk and a sac fly while scoring twice for the Dodgers. They finished with 15 hits overall, with Machado and Dozier among four players with two each.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: All-Star right-hander Ross Stripling (lower back) threw off flat ground and says he could probably pitch, but the Dodgers aren't pushing his return from the disabled list. He hasn't pitched since Aug. 9. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen Wednesday and could return over the weekend.

Rangers: CF Delino DeShields (fractured tip right middle finger) started a rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco. ... Hard-throwing RHP Matt Bush (right flexor tendon), who hasn't pitched since mid-June, acknowledged that he likely won't pitch again this season. He hasn't been able to throw off a mound yet.

UP NEXT

A matchup of lefties and former Braves teammates when Alex Wood (7-6) pitches for the Dodgers against Mike Minor (10-6). They both made their big league debuts with Atlanta, Minor in 2010 and Wood in 2013. Minor missed the entire 2015 season because of injury and Wood was traded midway through that season to Los Angeles. Minor is 4-0 with a 2.73 ERA his last five starts.

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  • W: C. Ferguson (5-2)L: A. Jurado (2-4)
  • HR: LAD - B. Dozier (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF61200015.244.321.506.8272.5
J. Turner 3B52200003.310.398.510.9085.0
M. Machado SS40240000.303.377.545.9216.0
M. Muncy DH40100023.259.383.590.9721.0
B. Dozier 2B51221013.229.319.412.7317.5
Y. Grandal C40000103.240.348.467.8151.0
C. Bellinger 1B51200014.261.343.468.8114.5
E. Hernandez RF32310100.235.313.452.7658.0
C. Taylor CF41100013.247.323.434.7572.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo LF50000013.280.390.474.864-0.5
    R. Odor 2B31000110.270.347.474.8211.5
    E. Andrus SS40210000.269.317.385.7023.0
    N. Mazara RF40110021.266.327.438.7651.0
    A. Beltre DH41100002.274.332.383.7162.0
    J. Profar 3B31100100.252.335.448.7843.0
    J. Gallo CF40000033.210.320.500.820-1.5
    R. Chirinos C30100110.219.334.424.7591.5
    R. Guzman 1B41220011.237.313.414.7274.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Turner (19), E. Hernandez (14)
      • 3B - C. Bellinger (6)
      • HR - B. Dozier (20)
      • SF - M. Machado (4), E. Hernandez (5)
      • RBI - M. Machado 4 (86), B. Dozier 2 (67), E. Hernandez (44)
      • 2-Out RBI - B. Dozier (25)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 4 (4), J. Turner, M. Muncy, Y. Grandal, C. Bellinger 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • RBI - E. Andrus (28), N. Mazara (61), R. Guzman 2 (49)
      • 2-Out RBI - E. Andrus (15), N. Mazara (27)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara, A. Beltre 2 (2), J. Gallo, R. Guzman
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Jansen-Machado-Bellinger)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Odor-Andrus-Guzman; Profar-Odor-Guzman)
      • E - E. Andrus (6), S. Choo (4), R. Odor (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Buehler4.04222403.021.046.0
      C. Ferguson (W, 5-2)1.10000203.511.0211.0
      P. Baez0.20000003.451.330.0
      S. Alexander1.00000103.701.273.5
      P. Venditte1.01000105.681.582.5
      K. Jansen1.03221103.091.03-2.5
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Jurado (L, 2-4)2.25332106.691.63-8.5
      E. Butler4.18540215.651.451.0
      J. Springs2.02000302.701.505.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Jurado (L, 2-4)2.2
      E. Butler4.1
      J. Springs2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 84-54, C. Ferguson 15-10, P. Baez 6-3, S. Alexander 15-9, P. Venditte 21-17, K. Jansen 22-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-3, C. Ferguson 2-0, P. Baez 1-1, S. Alexander 1-1, P. Venditte 1-1, K. Jansen 1-0
      • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 18, C. Ferguson 4, P. Baez 2, S. Alexander 3, P. Venditte 4, K. Jansen 6
      PITCHING
      • WP - E. Butler (3)
      • HBP - E. Butler 2 (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Jurado 61-34, E. Butler 68-46, J. Springs 34-24
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Jurado 6-1, E. Butler 5-6, J. Springs 2-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Jurado 15, E. Butler 23, J. Springs 8
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      J. Pederson LF61200015.244.321.506.8272.5
      J. Turner 3B52200003.310.398.510.9085.0
      M. Machado SS40240000.303.377.545.9216.0
      M. Muncy DH40100023.259.383.590.9721.0
      B. Dozier 2B51221013.229.319.412.7317.5
      Y. Grandal C40000103.240.348.467.8151.0
      C. Bellinger 1B51200014.261.343.468.8114.5
      E. Hernandez RF32310100.235.313.452.7658.0
      C. Taylor CF41100013.247.323.434.7572.5
      Total40815712624-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo LF50000013.280.390.474.864-0.5
        R. Odor 2B31000110.270.347.474.8211.5
        E. Andrus SS40210000.269.317.385.7023.0
        N. Mazara RF40110021.266.327.438.7651.0
        A. Beltre DH41100002.274.332.383.7162.0
        J. Profar 3B31100100.252.335.448.7843.0
        J. Gallo CF40000033.210.320.500.820-1.5
        R. Chirinos C30100110.219.334.424.7591.5
        R. Guzman 1B41220011.237.313.414.7274.5
        Total3448403910-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Turner (19), E. Hernandez (14)
          • 3B - C. Bellinger (6)
          • HR - B. Dozier (20)
          • SF - M. Machado (4), E. Hernandez (5)
          • RBI - M. Machado 4 (86), B. Dozier 2 (67), E. Hernandez (44)
          • 2-Out RBI - B. Dozier (25)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 4 (4), J. Turner, M. Muncy, Y. Grandal, C. Bellinger 4 (4)
          BATTING
          • RBI - E. Andrus (28), N. Mazara (61), R. Guzman 2 (49)
          • 2-Out RBI - E. Andrus (15), N. Mazara (27)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Mazara, A. Beltre 2 (2), J. Gallo, R. Guzman
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Jansen-Machado-Bellinger)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Odor-Andrus-Guzman; Profar-Odor-Guzman)
          • E - E. Andrus (6), S. Choo (4), R. Odor (7)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          W. Buehler4.04222403.021.046.0
          C. Ferguson (W, 5-2)1.10000203.511.0211.0
          P. Baez0.20000003.451.330.0
          S. Alexander1.00000103.701.273.5
          P. Venditte1.01000105.681.582.5
          K. Jansen1.03221103.091.03-2.5
          Total9.0844390---
          PITCHERSIP
          W. Buehler4.0
          C. Ferguson (W, 5-2)1.1
          P. Baez0.2
          S. Alexander1.0
          P. Venditte1.0
          K. Jansen1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Jurado (L, 2-4)2.25332106.691.63-8.5
          E. Butler4.18540215.651.451.0
          J. Springs2.02000302.701.505.5
          Total9.01587261---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Jurado (L, 2-4)2.2
          E. Butler4.1
          J. Springs2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 84-54, C. Ferguson 15-10, P. Baez 6-3, S. Alexander 15-9, P. Venditte 21-17, K. Jansen 22-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-3, C. Ferguson 2-0, P. Baez 1-1, S. Alexander 1-1, P. Venditte 1-1, K. Jansen 1-0
          • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 18, C. Ferguson 4, P. Baez 2, S. Alexander 3, P. Venditte 4, K. Jansen 6
          PITCHING
          • WP - E. Butler (3)
          • HBP - E. Butler 2 (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Jurado 61-34, E. Butler 68-46, J. Springs 34-24
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Jurado 6-1, E. Butler 5-6, J. Springs 2-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Jurado 15, E. Butler 23, J. Springs 8
          • 9TH INNING
            Guzman singled to shallow right, Beltre and Profar scored, Chirinos to second84
          • 7TH INNING
            Hernandez hit sacrifice fly to center, Bellinger scored82
          • 6TH INNING
            Machado singled to right center, Turner scored72
          • 5TH INNING
            Dozier homered to left62
          • 4TH INNING
            Machado hit sacrifice fly to center, Taylor scored, Pederson to third52
            Pederson singled to shallow left, Hernandez scored, Taylor to third on left fielder Choo fielding error42
          • 3RD INNING
            Mazara singled to right center, Odor scored, Andrus to third32
            Andrus singled to center, Guzman scored, Odor to third31
            Dozier singled to left, Turner scored, Machado to third, Dozier to second30
            Machado singled to shallow center, Hernandez and Pederson scored, Turner to second20
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Springs Pitching:
            • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Grandal lined out to center
            • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Foul, Bellinger singled to left
            • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Bellinger to second
            • C. Taylor: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Taylor reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Bellinger to third, Hernandez out at second
            • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Kenley Jansen relieved Pat Venditte
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beltre singled to shallow center
            • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Profar walked, Beltre to second
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo struck out looking
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos singled to left, Beltre to third, Profar to second
            • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Guzman singled to shallow right, Beltre and Profar scored, Chirinos to second
            • S. Choo: Choo grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Guzman out at second
            • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jeffrey Springs relieved Eddie Butler
            • M. Machado: Machado grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Pat Venditte relieved Scott Alexander
            • S. Choo: Foul, Strike looking, Choo grounded out to shortstop
            • R. Odor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Odor lined out to right
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Andrus reached on an infield single to second
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • E. Butler Pitching:
            • C. Bellinger: Bellinger tripled to right
            • E. Hernandez: Hernandez hit sacrifice fly to center, Bellinger scored
            • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Taylor safe at first on shortstop Andrus fielding error
            • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Pederson flied out to left
            • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Taylor to second on wild pitch, Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Scott Alexander relieved Pedro Baez
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chirinos popped out to second
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Guzman grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • E. Butler Pitching:
            • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Turner doubled to right
            • M. Machado: Machado singled to right center, Turner scored
            • M. Muncy: Ball, Muncy hit by pitch, Machado to second
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Dozier grounded into double play third to second to first, Machado to third, Muncy out at second
            • Y. Grandal: Grandal flied out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • C. Ferguson Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
            • Pedro Baez relieved Caleb Ferguson
            • A. Beltre: Beltre flied out to shallow right
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Profar grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • E. Butler Pitching:
            • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier homered to left
            • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grandal grounded out to first
            • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
            • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez doubled to left center
            • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Taylor hit by pitch
            • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pederson flied out to shallow center
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Caleb Ferguson relieved Walker Buehler
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Odor grounded out to third
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • E. Butler Pitching:
            • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez singled to left
            • C. Taylor: Pickoff attempt, Taylor singled to shallow center, Hernandez to second
            • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Pederson singled to shallow left, Hernandez scored, Taylor to third on left fielder Choo fielding error
            • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Turner flied out to left, Pederson to second
            • M. Machado: Foul, Machado hit sacrifice fly to center, Taylor scored, Pederson to third
            • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
            • W. Buehler Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar grounded out to second
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
            • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
            • J. Pederson: Pederson singled to left, Hernandez to second
            • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Turner singled to right, Hernandez to third, Pederson to second
            • M. Machado: Ball, Ball, Machado singled to shallow center, Hernandez and Pederson scored, Turner to second
            • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Muncy lined out to right
            • B. Dozier: Pickoff attempt to second, Strike looking, Dozier singled to left, Turner scored, Machado to third, Dozier to second
            • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
            • Eddie Butler relieved Ariel Jurado
            • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. Buehler Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Chirinos struck out looking
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Guzman singled to right
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo grounded out to pitcher, Guzman to second
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Odor walked
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Andrus singled to center, Guzman scored, Odor to third
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara singled to right center, Odor scored, Andrus to third
            • A. Beltre: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Beltre fouled out to first
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Muncy singled to left
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Muncy to second on 2nd baseman Odor fielding error
            • Y. Grandal: Foul, Ball, Grandal grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Muncy to third, Dozier out at second
            • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • W. Buehler Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mazara grounded out to first
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Beltre grounded out to second
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Profar reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo lined out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Jurado Pitching:
            • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson grounded out to second
            • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
            • M. Machado: Ball, Machado grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • W. Buehler Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Choo grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
            • E. Andrus: Strike (foul tip), Andrus flied out to deep center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)