Zack Greinke decided to forego his usual cocktail of pregame energy drinks Tuesday before his start against the New York Yankees. For some reason he was amped up and that was before the announced crowd of 52447 turned a rare game against the Yankees into the Dodgers' 15th sellout of the season. Among the faces it was hard not to miss Jay Z sitting in the front row separated by four seats and a concrete aisle from rival agent Scott Boras. Or basketball players James Harden Kevin Durant Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul. Or actors Ken Jeong Dennis Haysbert and George Lopez or director Rob Reiner. And those were only the celebrities who were identified on the video boards. The stars came out an intermittent chorus of chants in support of both teams provided the soundtrack and Mark Ellis delivered a worthy ending singling in Andre Ethier in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Dodgers to a 3-2 win. It was their second walk-off victory in as many games. "We battled all night" Ellis said. "Two good pitchers going tonight. It was a great game. It really was." With one out in the ninth Andre Ethier singled off Yankees pitcher Shawn Kelley (3-1). Juan Uribe struck out in an eight-pitch at-bat before Ethier successfully stole second base with two outs. After fouling off three pitches Ellis punched the seventh pitch he saw from Kelley over the head of shortstop Derek Jeter scoring Ethier from second base and sending the Dodgers pouring out of the third-base dugout. "Juan Uribe had a great at-bat ahead of me" Ellis said. "A lot of times that sets the tone for the next guy up there." Ellis finished 2 for 4. His seventh-inning single extended his hitting streak to 11 games.
Ellis drives in winning run in 10th inning as Dodgers beat Yanks 3-2
L.A. Daily News | Jul 31