Justin Turner was all the offense the Dodgers needed, driving in all the runs in a 3-2 win over the Brewers in 10 innings at Dodger Stadium. It was the third walk-off win for the Dodgers this season, and the first extra-inning game at home for LA in 2016.
Turner hit a solo home run with two outs in the first inning against Zach Davies, then homered again with two outs in the eighth against relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg.
In the 10th inning, newcomer Will Venable started with a ground rule double, then was sacrificed to third base by A.J. Ellis. Two intentional walks later, the Brewers brought in a five-man infield with Turner at the plate, but he lined a two-strike single against Jeremy Jefress over the infield and into left field for the win.
Turner has five home runs in his last 10 games, after hitting just three home runs in his first 55 games of the season. In his last 12 games he is hitting .333 (15-for-45) with five home runs, three doubles, three walks and 11 RBI.
It was Turner's first two-homer game of the season, and the ninth by the Dodgers this season.
Julio Urias had his best start to date, overcoming a 25-pitch first inning that saw runners at the corners to pitch five scoreless innings, striking out a career-high eight. It was just the fourth scoreless start by a Dodgers teenager dating back to at least 1913, and the first since Sandy Koufax in 1955.
The eight strikeouts for Urias gave him 22 strikeouts against just three walks in 14⅓ innings over his last three starts, and tied for fifth-most in a game by a Dodgers teenager, again dating back to 1913.
Urias retired seven of his final eight batters faced, but was pulled after five innings and 85 pitches when Scott Van Slyke pinch hit for him in the bottom of the fifth.
Staked to a 1-0 lead, Louis Coleman faced three batters in the sixth inning and allowed hits to his first three batters faced, with two doubles and a single producing one run, then one out later Adam Liberatore allowed a double to Scooter Gennett to bring in the go-ahead run.
But that wasn't even the weirdest part of the sixth inning. No, that came when Vin Scully on the broadcast all of a sudden offered his thoughts on socialism and the political climate in Venezuela.
That was even weirder than earlier in the night, when Dodgers special assistant in baseball operations Greg Maddux made a few rare tweets, presumably about Chase Utley.
Chase is fast. He can pinch run!!!— greg maddux (@gregmaddux) June 18, 2016
He's so fast he can turn out the light and get in bed before it gets dark!— greg maddux (@gregmaddux) June 18, 2016
After Turner's home run in the first inning, Davies barely allowed a thing, and got through seven innings allowing just the one run. Davies struck out six, continuing his excellent June, now with a 0.96 ERA in four starts, with 27 strikeouts and five walks in his 28 innings.
But like Urias, he has nothing to show for it.
Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts, his third outing in four days. Since his blown save last Saturday in San Francisco Jansen has multiple strikeouts in all three of his appearances, retiring nine of his 10 batters faced, with seven strikeouts.
Pedro Baez, who suffered the loss on Thursday night, thew a scoreless 10th inning for the win on Friday.
The Dodgers send Mike Bolsinger to the mound on Saturday night, and will need a solid outing from him after needing 10 innings from the bullpen in the first two games of the series. Chase Anderson gets the start for the Brewers in the third game of the series, another 7:10 p.m. PT start.
Home runs: Justin Turner 2 (8)
WP - Pedro Baez (1-2): 1 IP, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
LP - Jeremy Jefress (1-2): ⅓ IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks