Mookie Betts homers off Logan Webb to lead Dodgers over Giants

Apr 2, 2024, 10:38 PM | Updated: Apr 3, 2024, 6:41 am

Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates a home run with Shohei Ohtani #17 against th...

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 02: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates a home run with Shohei Ohtani #17 against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on April 02, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Mookie Betts hit his major-league-leading fifth home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers continued to lean on a consistent offense in a 5-4 victory over the visiting San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

Enrique Hernandez drove in two runs and Freddie Freeman had three hits for the Dodgers, who have scored at least five runs in all eight games.

In a bullpen game, left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (1-0) gave up four runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, while Evan Phillips recorded the last four outs for his third save.

Jorge Soler hit his first home run as a member of the Giants and Michael Conforto had two hits and an RBI as San Francisco lost for the fourth time in six games to open the season.

Giants starter Logan Webb, runner-up last season in the National League Cy Young Award chase, lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his second start. He gave up five runs on seven hits, with two walks and five strikeouts.

Betts singled in the first inning, stole second base and scored on Freeman’s single for a 1-0 lead. The Giants tied the score at 1-1, getting an RBI single from Nick Ahmed in the second inning, and went ahead 2-1 on an RBI single from Conforto in the third.

Betts tied the game in the bottom of the third with his home run to left-center, his fourth in six games at Dodger Stadium.

Los Angeles added three runs in the fourth inning, getting an RBI double from Gavin Lux and Hernandez’s two-run single for a 5-2 advantage.

The Giants scored their first of two runs in the sixth on Soler’s home run off Yarbrough. Thairo Estrada grounded into a forceout to bring home the other run and cut the deficit to 5-4.

Three Dodgers relievers — Alex Vesia, Michael Grove and Phillips — held the Giants scoreless over the final 3 2/3 innings.

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