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Smith's pinch 3-run HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Giants

Los Angeles evened the four-game set at one apiece and moved within one game of the first-place Giants.
Credit: AP
Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith celebrates as he rounds first after hitting a three-run walk off home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Will Smith connected for a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from five runs down to defeat the San Francisco Giants 8-6 in the second game of a pivotal series between NL West rivals. 

Chris Taylor and Matt Beaty drew walks from Tyler Rogers before Smith hit an 0-1 slider into the left-center stands for the third walk-off homer of his career.

Los Angeles evened the four-game set at one apiece and moved within one game of the first-place Giants.

Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski each hit a two-run homer for San Francisco. LaMonte Wade Jr. and Thairo Estrada added solo shots.