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Rendon hit a sacrifice fly to center fielder Bader, Turner scored.
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M. Ozuna LF 0 0 0 0 0
Y. Molina C 0 0 0 0 0
P. DeJong SS 0 0 0 0 0
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R. Zimmerm... 1B 1 0 0 0 0
V. Robles CF 0 0 0 0 0
Y. Gomes C 0 0 0 0 0
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