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Scott Van Slyke does it all in 5-3 win

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Scott Van Slyke
Scott Van Slyke
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LOS ANGELES -- Moments after watching the Marlins take the lead, Scott Van Slyke came up with his second big play of the game, one that would give the Dodgers the 5-3 win.

In the bottom of the ninth, Justin Turner lined out but then Yasmani Grandal walked and Andre Ethier lined a single to center. Van Slyke, who had already had a single and a double, hit a three-run walk-off home run off closer Steve Cishek to give the Dodgers their fourth walk-off win of the season.

The winning and losing pitchers, J.P. Howell and Cishek would both pitch ⅓ of inning.

In the top of the ninth, Yimi Garcia tried to get the save but after striking out Giancarlo Stanton,  a walk to Marcell Ozuna was followed by Christian Yelich's first home run of the season.

The Marlins would then load the bases and then Howell would get  Dee Gordon to fly out to left to end the threat.

Zack Greinke had pitched efficiently for six innings. But in the seventh, after Stanton grounded out to third, Marcell Ozuna hit his third home run of the season to make it 1-1. Yelich and Michael Morse singled and Greinke then walked J.T. Realmuto to load the bases.

Van Slyke would then make his first big play of the game. Adeiny Hechavarria lined the ball to left, Van Slyke charged the ball, made the catch and then threw out Yelich to complete the double play.

In the bottom of seventh, with one out, Van Slyke singled and took second on Ozuna's error. After Alex Guerrero popped out, Joc Pederson singled to score Van Slyke.

The Dodgers scored first in the fourth inning. Howie Kendrick doubled with one out and then Adrian Gonzalez singled making it first and third. Justin Turner hit into a fielder's choice to score Kendrick.

In the eighth inning, Adam Liberatore struck out the only two batters he faced. Former Marlins reliever Chris Hatcher came in and got Martin Prado to foul out to right.

Notes

The assist from Van Slyke was his third as a left fielder this season. Van Slyke had one assist as right fielder in each of the last three seasons.

Gordon returned to Dodger Stadium on Monday night and had a very nice moment culminating with Gordon tipping his batting helmet to the appreciative Dodger fans. After the game he tweeted this:

Up next

Mike Boisinger will start Tuesday night against former Dodger Dan Haren.

Monday particulars

Home runs: Scott Van Slyke (2); Marcell Ozuna (3), Christian Yelich (1)

WP - J.P. Howell (2-1), ⅓ IP

LP - Steve Cishek (1-3), ⅓ IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 runs