LOS ANGELES — Mookie Betts homered twice to guide the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins within the second sport on Saturday evening to finish a doubleheader sweep.
Betts had a two-run single to cap a three-run eighth inning because the Dodgers additionally received the primary sport 3-1.
After his solo residence run within the third inning within the evening sport, Betts saluted Lakers star LeBron James, who was sitting in a set along with his household on his bobblehead evening. When he hit his thirty fourth homer of the season within the fifth, Betts additionally saluted James as he crossed residence plate, and the NBA star tipped his cap.
“It was form of a thanks and shoutout to him,” Betts mentioned. “He is carried out it throughout his sport, so I returned the favor.”
James, on social media, responded: “Salute and (hat emoji) off to you my brother!!!”
Betts mentioned they’ve met and talked just a few occasions, and the salute was spur-of-the-moment.
Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts thought there was a bit extra to it.
“I feel that was intentional,” Roberts mentioned of the salute. “Hitting a baseball is as arduous as something there’s to do. I simply suppose Mookie had one other gear tonight to point out out. We have been all beneficiaries. It was enjoyable to look at him and LeBron. Two nice ones.”
Betts has 5 multihomer video games this season and 28 in his profession.
The NL West-leading Dodgers bounced again properly from an 11-3 loss on Friday evening that snapped an 11-game successful streak. They bought again on observe with two wins to enhance to 17-2 in August.
Julio Urias (11-6) allowed only one run — a solo homer to Josh Bell within the first inning — and 5 hits in seven innings, placing out 5.
“He was superior,” Roberts mentioned of Urias. “The power tonight, he responded. The Metropolis Join jerseys. LeBron in the home. Crowd actually energetic and he simply fed off it. Tonight it was the Mookie and Julio present.”
Data from The Related Press was used on this report.