LOS ANGELES — In the rubber match of this much talked about three-game set, the Yankees outclassed the Dodgers, 5-1, in the series finale in Los Angeles. Strong pitching was the star in this one, with a group of five Yankee pitchers shutting down the vaunted Dodger offense.
The win keeps the Bombers tied with the Astros for the AL’s best record and just a game back of LA for the best record in the Majors.
After a bad start last time out in Oakland, Domingo German bounced back big time tonight with a strong six inning performance. Though he did give up a lead-off homer to Joc Pederson, the right-hander settled in and kept the Dodgers off the scoreboard for the rest of his start.
After the five-strikeout outing, German was credited with his 17th win of 2019, improving his record to an astounding 17-3.
On the offensive side, the Yankees did not have many hits against Clayton Kershaw but made the most of the ones they did have.
DJ LeMahieu set the tone with a leadoff homerun against the left-hander, his 22nd long ball of the year. Then, in the third, Aaron Judge hit a monster home run to center field, his third of the series.