Stripling strong, result not wrong for Dodgers
By Jon Weisman
Though he didn’t get the win, Ross Stripling’s six one-hit innings didn’t go for naught, as the Dodgers rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits Sunday to defeat Toronto, 4-2, and end their series and road trip on an upbeat note.
Stripling struck out six and walked none, throwing 85 pitches. Joc Pederson homered in the top of the seventh, and after Chris Hatcher allowed an unearned run, Yasmani Grandal and Howie Kendrick drove in runs in the eighth to put the Dodgers ahead.
Pedro Baez got the first two outs of the eighth inning, before Kenley Jansen’ finished with a four-out save.
Trayce Thompson, who made the Dodger error, earlier ended Marco Estrada’s no-hit bid with a leadoff double in the top of the sixth.