Los Angeles Dodgers Beat Houston Astros with Walkoff Homer from A.J. Ellis
Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis hit a 3-run walkoff homer off of Wilton Lopez, with Wesley Wright taking the loss, Saturday night as the Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 6-3 at Dodgers Stadium.
The Astros were down 3-2 after four innings. They were able to tie the game at 3 in the eighth inning. Walks by Brian Bogusevic and Chris Johnson, gave the Astros runners at first and second with two outs. Catcher Jason Castro then hit a double down the left field line, which scored Bogusevic.
Astros manager Brad Mills put reliever Wesley Wright into the game to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning. Wright hit the first batter he faced, Andre Ethier. Mills then removed Wright and brought in Wilton Lopez. Lopez got Scott Van Slyke out on a sacrifice bunt and then intentionally walked James Loney to set up a force at first, second and third.
So, with one out, A.J. Ellis came up to the plate with the chance to win the game. He worked the count to 1-1 and then hit a sinker out of the park to left field to win the game. With the homer, Ellis has 5 homers on the season with a .317 average and .517 slugging percentage.
Kenley Jansen improved his record to (4-0) as he worked the final four outs of the eighth and ninth for the Dodgers.
The series finale will take place today at 3:10p Central Time.