The LA Dodgers’ concentration in the second half led to the victory. He stopped the Texas Rangers from winning six consecutive games and remained the strongest player in the West.

The Dodgers won 9-5 against the Texas Rangers in the “2023 Major League” at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 22nd (Korea Standard Time). He marked 56 wins and 40 losses in the season.

The Dodgers played a close game. After giving up a walk to Corey Seager after one out in the bottom of the first inning, he allowed Nathaniel 안전놀이터 Lowe to make a two-run first. However, in the top of the third inning, Miguel Rojas’ walk, Yoni Hernandez’s left-handed hit, and Mookie Betts’ fly ball to center field gave him a chance to get first and third base with one out. Freddie Freeman tied the score with a two-run double to left field. After that, J.D. Martinez’s timely hit turned the game around 3-2.

At the end of the fourth inning, he faced a full base with no outs and allowed Jonah Heim and Travis Jankovsky to make a series of sacrifice flies, leading to a 3-4 turnaround. However, Freddie Freeman fired a tie-breaking solo shot after two outs in the top of the fifth inning.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Dodgers were dragged 4-5 after being hit by a come-from-behind solo shot by Corey Seager. However, in the top of the seventh inning, Mookie Betts’ walk, wild pitch, and Freddie Freeman’s intentional four pitches created a chance to first and second base with no outs and a full base with Will Smith’s hit. J.D. Martinez’s push-out walk added one more point and Max Muncy’s grounder to shortstop led the game back to 6-5.

From the eighth inning, he drove in a wedge. In the top of the eighth inning, Miguel Rojas’ walk, Yoni Hernandez’s sacrifice bunt, and Rojas’ steal to third base took the opportunity. Mookie Betts got a walk, but Freddie Freeman struck out. It was two outs, but Will Smith hit a two-run double to right-center and ran away 8-5. J.D. Martinez’s timely hit made it 9-5.

In the bottom of the eighth inning with one out and a full base, Cho Si-young’s fly ball to right field blocked the opponent’s main head base play without losing a point. In the end, Mookie Betts’ two-run double drove a clear wedge into the game.

Starter Tony Gonsolin was sluggish with two hits (one home run), three walks, six strikeouts and four runs in five innings. However, the batting line definitely decided the game. No. 1 Betts had one hit, two RBIs and two walks in four at-bats, No. 2 Freeman had two hits (one home run), three RBIs and two walks in four at-bats, No. 3 Smith had two hits, two RBIs and one run in five at-bats, and No. 4 Martinez had two hits and three RBIs. The top four batters collaborated on seven hits and 10 RBIs.

Texas, the No. 1 player in the American League’s western division, which had won six consecutive games, became powerless in front of the original powerhouse of the National League’s western division. It was 58 wins and 40 losses. It was Texas’ first loss in the second half.

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