Dodgers escape jam in bizarre 9th, hold off Yankees 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) With the sellout crowd at Dodger Stadium hanging on his every pitch, Kenley Jansen found himself in a jam. Bases loaded, one out, and Los Angeles clinging to a one-run lead over the Yankees in the ninth.

All that right after a bizarre twist that had both managers on the field, trying to figure out what happened during a potential game-ending double play that got reviewed.

Jansen stayed cool in the heat of the moment on a scorching day and struck out Mike Tauchman and pinch-hitter Gary Sanchez to give the Dodgers a 2-1 victory over New York on Saturday in a matchup between the teams with the best records in baseball.

''Stressful? No,'' Jansen said. ''Just got to trust yourself in that situation. I don't lose confidence in myself.''

Still, Jansen has faltered at times this season, including earlier in the week when fans booed during his sixth blown save. His 27th save was his first since Aug. 6.

''Kenley showed right there that he can still command the baseball in a big spot and make pitches,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''I definitely don't think that was stress; that was fun.''

But it was the play right before that to load the bases that left most everyone in the ballpark wondering what was going on.

There were runners at first and second with one out when Gio Urshela hit a grounder to third baseman Justin Turner, who looked to start a game-ending double play. Second baseman Max Muncy caught Turner's flip but then got wiped out by Brett Gardner's hard slide for an apparent forceout.

''I felt like I made it, but it was so close,'' Gardner said. ''I'm glad I was safe, but we just came up short.''

Gleyber Torres, who had started the play on second base, rounded third and then headed home with Muncy down on the ground, trying to score the tying run. Instead, Torres was stopped by the umpires because time had been called.

''Ninth innings are stressful enough as they are,'' Muncy said, ''and you add that in there and it was kind of like, `whew.'''

The strange sequence set off a nearly 2-minute replay review. The call at second was reversed and Gardner was ruled safe, beating the throw with a physical but legal slide.

''For me in terms of playing the game, I thought it was perfectly clean,'' Muncy said. ''In terms of the rule they've created, I thought the only thing that was questionable was his hand reaching out and grabbing me. Other than that, it was a good play by him.''

Muncy said he wasn't injured, but Gardner ''got me pretty good.''

Roberts challenged the slide, believing Gardner was out, while Yankees manager Aaron Boone came out, too, seemingly to seek clarification on why Torres wasn't allowed to score.

''It was a good baseball play,'' Roberts said of Gardner's slide.

Boone said plate umpire Gabe Morales told him Jansen had already raised his hands to call time.

''He had definitely started down the line, it didn't seem like halfway to me,'' Boone said of Torres. ''You can see Kenley asking for time maybe about as he's getting ready to start down the line.''

A day after the Yankees routed the Dodgers 10-2, the clubs played a tight game that have some fans predicting will be an October preview.

''Like I told the guys when I was on second base in the last inning, `Good luck the rest of the way and hopefully we'll see you again,''' Gardner said.

Roberts described the atmosphere as ''two great, iconic, storied franchises. You could feel the emotion from both dugouts and the stadium.''

Turner hit a two-run homer in the third. After two games without a homer, the Dodgers got their National League-leading 226th.

Aaron Judge homered for the second straight day, connecting in the fourth.

Making just his fourth career start, rookie Tony Gonsolin outlasted six-time All-Star CC Sabathia in 89-degree heat.

Gonsolin (2-1) allowed one run and two hits in five innings. Joe Kelly and Pedro Baez kept the Yankees scoreless over the sixth, seventh and eighth.

Sabathia (5-8) gave up two runs and five hits in four innings, striking out seven. It was his second start since coming off the injured list with right knee inflammation.

''Just felt way more comfortable out there and hopefully just continue to build off that,'' Sabathia said.

Turner's 23rd homer of the season landed in the left-field pavilion and scored Gonsolin, who had reached on an infield single off Sabathia's leg for his second career hit.

''I've always been a lifelong Yankees fan,'' said Gonsolin, who met Sabathia in high school. ''It was pretty great to throw against all those guys.''

Judge's drive was New York's 58th homer in August, tying the major league record for most in a month shared by Baltimore in 1987 and Seattle in 1999.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: RHP Dellin Betances (lat muscle) threw a 20-pitch batting practice session at the minor league complex in Tampa, Florida. ... RHP Luis Severino (lat muscle) said he felt fine after throwing a two-inning simulated game Thursday. He's scheduled for another simulated game Tuesday and then could start a minor league rehab assignment. ... 1B Luke Voit (sports hernia) homered for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre leading off Saturday's game against Lehigh Valley's Jerad Eickoff. Voit was the DH and finished 2 for 4 with a walk.

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (flexor tendon strain) threw a 27-pitch bullpen session. He'll do it again in a couple days and then face hitters. ... LHP Julio Urias is at the team's spring training facility in Arizona where he threw a bullpen session while serving a 20-game domestic violence suspension. He's set to return on Sept. 3, but the team is unsure whether he will start or work out of the bullpen.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Domingo German (16-3, 4.15 ERA) is averaging fewer than six innings per start this season.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (13-2, 2.71) gave up three home runs and walked three in six innings against Toronto in his last start.

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  • W: T. Gonsolin (2-1)L: C. Sabathia (5-8)S: K. Jansen (27)
  • HR: NYY - A. Judge (15), LAD - J. Turner (23)
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  • a-grounded out for Romine in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Sabathia in the 5th
  • c-struck out for Ottavino in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF30100111.266.333.454.7873.5
J. Turner 3B41121012.291.374.505.8796.5
W. Smith C30100101.305.382.7681.1502.0
C. Bellinger RF40100022.314.410.6581.0682.0
C. Taylor SS40000012.267.339.469.808-0.5
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J. Pederson LF10000010.230.323.477.800-0.5
  • a-struck out for Gyorko in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Judge (15)
  • RBI - A. Judge (37)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Torres, G. Sanchez 5 (5), M. Ford
BATTING
  • HR - J. Turner (23)
  • RBI - J. Turner 2 (59)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Turner, C. Bellinger 2 (2), M. Muncy 2 (2), J. Gyorko
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Pollock (3), C. Bellinger (11)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Pollock (3)
  • DP - (Pollock-Gyorko)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Sabathia (L, 5-8)4.05221714.991.412.5
C. Gearrin0.21000003.861.43-1.0
C. Green2.00000405.231.398.0
A. Ottavino0.10001001.631.28-1.0
Z. Britton1.00000102.221.233.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Sabathia (L, 5-8)4.0
C. Gearrin0.2
C. Green2.0
A. Ottavino0.1
Z. Britton1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Gonsolin (W, 2-1)5.02112212.740.9118.0
J. Kelly (H, 7)1.21001204.261.382.0
P. Baez (H, 20)1.10000303.360.964.5
K. Jansen (S, 27)1.02000303.621.079.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Gonsolin (W, 2-1)5.0
J. Kelly (H, 7)1.2
P. Baez (H, 20)1.1
K. Jansen (S, 27)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 78-51, C. Gearrin 8-6, C. Green 34-24, A. Ottavino 8-2, Z. Britton 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 1-4, C. Gearrin 1-1, Z. Britton 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 18, C. Gearrin 3, C. Green 6, A. Ottavino 2, Z. Britton 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Kelly (9)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Gonsolin 76-44, J. Kelly 27-20, P. Baez 19-12, K. Jansen 21-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Gonsolin 4-8, J. Kelly 2-1, P. Baez 1-0, K. Jansen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Gonsolin 18, J. Kelly 7, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 6
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. Judge RF41111031.270.385.482.8674.5
D. Gregorius SS40000011.263.290.479.769-0.5
G. Torres 2B30200101.289.353.552.9043.0
B. Gardner CF40100012.253.332.478.8100.5
G. Urshela 3B40000003.333.373.564.9370.0
M. Tauchman LF30000113.295.374.540.9140.5
A. Romine C20100000.269.291.411.7031.0
a- G. Sanchez PH-C20000015.236.310.525.834-0.5
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A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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Z. Britton P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Romine in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Sabathia in the 5th
  • c-struck out for Ottavino in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF30100111.266.333.454.7873.5
J. Turner 3B41121012.291.374.505.8796.5
W. Smith C30100101.305.382.7681.1502.0
C. Bellinger RF40100022.314.410.6581.0682.0
C. Taylor SS40000012.267.339.469.808-0.5
M. Muncy 2B30000032.256.372.531.903-1.5
E. Hernandez LF30100010.243.312.434.7460.5
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Gyorko 1B20000011.197.264.288.552-0.5
a- M. Beaty PH-1B10000010.294.342.517.859-0.5
T. Gonsolin P21100000.222.222.222.4442.0
J. Kelly P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Gyorko in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Judge (15)
  • RBI - A. Judge (37)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Torres, G. Sanchez 5 (5), M. Ford
BATTING
  • HR - J. Turner (23)
  • RBI - J. Turner 2 (59)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Turner, C. Bellinger 2 (2), M. Muncy 2 (2), J. Gyorko
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Pollock (3), C. Bellinger (11)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - A. Pollock (3)
  • DP - (Pollock-Gyorko)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Sabathia (L, 5-8)4.05221714.991.412.5
C. Gearrin0.21000003.861.43-1.0
C. Green2.00000405.231.398.0
A. Ottavino0.10001001.631.28-1.0
Z. Britton1.00000102.221.233.5
Total8.06222121---
PITCHERSIP
C. Sabathia (L, 5-8)4.0
C. Gearrin0.2
C. Green2.0
A. Ottavino0.1
Z. Britton1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Gonsolin (W, 2-1)5.02112212.740.9118.0
J. Kelly (H, 7)1.21001204.261.382.0
P. Baez (H, 20)1.10000303.360.964.5
K. Jansen (S, 27)1.02000303.621.079.5
Total9.05113101---
PITCHERSIP
T. Gonsolin (W, 2-1)5.0
J. Kelly (H, 7)1.2
P. Baez (H, 20)1.1
K. Jansen (S, 27)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 78-51, C. Gearrin 8-6, C. Green 34-24, A. Ottavino 8-2, Z. Britton 10-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 1-4, C. Gearrin 1-1, Z. Britton 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 18, C. Gearrin 3, C. Green 6, A. Ottavino 2, Z. Britton 3
PITCHING
  • WP - J. Kelly (9)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Gonsolin 76-44, J. Kelly 27-20, P. Baez 19-12, K. Jansen 21-15
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Gonsolin 4-8, J. Kelly 2-1, P. Baez 1-0, K. Jansen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Gonsolin 18, J. Kelly 7, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 6
  • 4TH INNING
    Judge homered to center12
  • 3RD INNING
    Turner homered to center, Gonsolin scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen relieved Pedro Baez
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gregorius struck out bunting foul
    • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Torres singled to center
    • B. Gardner: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner reached on an infield single to second, Torres to second
    • G. Urshela: Urshela reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Torres to third, Gardner to second
    • M. Tauchman: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
    • G. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Cameron Maybin hit for Adam Ottavino
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Zack Britton pitching
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smith grounded out to pitcher
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Taylor flied out to right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Kelly Pitching:
    • G. Torres: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Torres singled to right
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Urshela reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Torres out at second
    • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Urshela to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tauchman walked
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • Joc Pederson in left field
    • Gary Sanchez hit for Austin Romine
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Matt Beaty hit for Jedd Gyorko
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Beaty struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Chad Green
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pollock walked
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Pollock stole second, Turner popped out to second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Joe Kelly relieved Tony Gonsolin
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, LeMahieu lined out to shortstop
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Green Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • T. Gonsolin Pitching:
    • G. Urshela: Urshela grounded out to third
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Tauchman flied out to center
    • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Romine singled to deep left
    • Mike Ford hit for CC Sabathia
    • M. Ford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ford struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Cory Gearrin pitching
    • A. Pollock: Pollock grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Turner flied out to right
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Smith singled to left
    • Chad Green relieved Cory Gearrin
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Bellinger flied out to deep left
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • T. Gonsolin Pitching:
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Judge homered to center
    • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius flied out to left
    • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Torres walked
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Gardner flied into double play center to first, Torres out at first
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Sabathia Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • J. Gyorko: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Gyorko flied out to right
    • T. Gonsolin: Strike looking, Gonsolin flied out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • T. Gonsolin Pitching:
    • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Romine grounded out to second
    • C. Sabathia: Foul, Ball, Sabathia lined out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Sabathia Pitching:
    • T. Gonsolin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonsolin reached on an infield single to third
    • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Ball, Turner homered to center, Gonsolin scored
    • W. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Foul, Bellinger singled to right, Smith to third
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Bellinger stole second, Taylor flied out to right
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • T. Gonsolin Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gardner lined out to right
    • G. Urshela: Foul, Ball, Urshela lined out to center
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Tauchman popped out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Sabathia Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor grounded out to first
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez singled to center
    • J. Gyorko: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gyorko struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • T. Gonsolin Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • D. Gregorius: Gregorius flied out to center
    • G. Torres: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Torres grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Sabathia Pitching:
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pollock singled to center
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Smith popped out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)