NEW YORK -- This was a game the Dodgers probably should have lost.
Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitched 4 1/3 innings into a game that lasted 12. The bullpen was depleted, as closer Kenley Jansen and setup man Ronald Belisario were unavailable. Because the Dodgers were also short on position players, pitcher Clayton Kershaw was called on to pinch hit at one point.
But role players Matt Treanor, Luis Cruz and Adam Kennedy combined to drive in five runs with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Dodgers to an 8-3 victory over the New York Mets to sweep the three-game series. The Dodgers have won their last four games.
With two outs, men on the corners and the score tied 3-3, Mets reliever Ramon Ramirez intentionally walked Andre Ethier to bring up Treanor, who singled in two runs on a two-strike pitch. That was followed by another single, this one by Luis Cruz, that drove in another run. Kennedy doubled over the head of right fielder Lucas Duda, driving in two more runs and increasing the lead to the final margin.