JR West sets 2hr Osaka – Hakata target

first_imgINTRO: Series 500 trains are poised to cut journey times on the Sanyo Shinkansen, but JR West’s long-term plans envisage high performance trains to replace Kodama services, and ultra-high-speed trainsBYLINE: Masataka IdePresident, West Japan Railway CoTHIS YEAR marks the 25th anniversary of the 161 km Sanyo Shinkansen which opened in 1972 between Shin Osaka and Okayama. From that date high speed trains largely replaced services over the 180 km conventional narrow gauge route between the two cities. Later, the line was extended from Okayama to Hakata, taking the total length from Shin Osaka to 554 km, compared to 645 km on the original narrow gauge route.Today, more than 200 trains a day use the line, and traffic has risen to 16 billion passenger-km a year. Accounting for 40% of JR West’s total traffic revenue, the Sanyo Shinkansen is a vital part of our network. The line runs through the western part of Japan forming a major artery linking several cities with over one million people – Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, Kitakyushu and Fukuoka.The line has become established as a prime means of business, tourist and commuter travel. Much of it enjoys a straight alignment, permitting sustained high speed running, and around half of it runs in tunnel. Most of the open sections run through residential areas, and almost half the total track length is laid with slab track.The growth of air and road travel has made both increasingly serious competitors for the railway. Rail has 60% of the rail/air market between Shin Osaka and Hakata. For comparison, the ratio between Tokyo and Osaka, an equivalent distance, is 85% rail and 15% air. JR West has therefore been working to strengthen its competitiveness by raising operating speeds and improving service through the introduction of new trains such as the Series 100N and 300.300 km/h and beyondIn 1990 JR West established a project team with the goal of running at much higher speed by developing the Series 500 Shinkansen able to operate at over 300 km/h. Many factors had to be considered when increasing operating speed on the Sanyo Shinkansen – noise reduction, measures to reduce aerodynamic effects such as micropressure waves in tunnels, and better ride quality.JR West put major effort into research and development in these areas. Many new technologies were developed, making it possible to achieve an operating speed of 300 km/h while maintaining ride quality and paying heed to environmental concerns. The results of this research have been incorporated into the first Series 500 train which will start one or two daily round trips on the Sanyo line on March 22. Series 500 will reduce journey times between Shin Osaka and Hakata by a further 15min, to 2h 17min.Growing competitionSocial conditions in Japan are changing. The population is getting older, families are having fewer children and the rate of population growth is slowing. Improved airport facilities and deregulation are resulting in better air services. Bridges between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku are nearing completion, as is a highway through the Chugoku region, greatly expanding the road network in western Japan. All these factors can be expected to have a great impact on the railway’s ability to compete.JR West therefore needs to anticipate accurately the operating conditions the Sanyo Shinkansen will face in the future, and develop aggressive operational strategies that will give the company a lead over other modes.For long-distance direct travel on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen, JR West is working to provide more journey options where point-to-point travel times are less than 4h – high speed rail is competitive with air over this range.Series 500 trains travelling at 300 km/h will be taking over the Nozomi workings, which are the fastest services. Four trains are due to be in service by the autumn, starting direct services to Tokyo.Current plans are for a total of nine sets to be introduced, running at two hour intervals, and preparations are being made with JR Central to run Series 500 trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen as well.Trains with a top speed of 270 km/h made available by introduction of Series 500 will be transferred to Hikari services, replacing units capable of only 220 or 230 km/h.Using technology developed for the Series 500, we are working with JR Central on the development of the Series N300 train, which will be used on both the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen. Combining technology used in the Series 500 and JR Central’s Series 300X experimental train, Series N300 will be a high performance, low-cost train. A prototype is scheduled for completion in the autumn. JR West’s goal is to achieve operating speeds of 270 km/h or more for Series N300 trains, which is expected to improve the performance of direct services.Local services will also be speeded up, and we are working to improve operations to provide more flexible services, with more direct trains and better connections between local and express trains. Traffic volume declines gradually as it progresses further west, and JR West must work to ensure the most efficient operations by matching capacity closely to demand.As JR West works to improve its rail network, we are examining carefully all aspects of our operations, from equipment to management, including conventional lines connecting with the Sanyo Shinkansen.Kodama replacementSince inauguration of the line, Series 0 trains have been used for local Kodama services. This is another area where JR West is planning to develop a specialised Shinkansen train with better performance.Several factors must be taken into consideration. As the train will make frequent stops, high maximum speed, acceleration and deceleration will be essential so that it does not delay other trains. We aim to develop a short train with automatic couplings to provide efficient and flexible operations to different destinations. JR West aims to ensure that the train has low capital and operating costs.Ultra-high-speed trainJR West is also working to lift train speeds further in a continued effort to raise rail’s market share between Osaka and Hakata. Our goal is to offer a 2h timing by 2007, and we are already examining the feasibility of an ultra-high-speed train for use on the Sanyo Shinkansen.Many steps are being taken to improve train performance and achieve maximum operating speeds. These include revising the cross-section of the train body to improve aerodynamic performance, and greatly reducing body weight. JR West is also making excellent progress in the research and development of technology such as tilting trains for use on the Sanyo Shinkansen.Today’s Sanyo Shinkansen has been made possible by the support and patronage of all our customers. JR West will continue to respond to customers’ needs and work to refine further all areas of service. Our aim is for JR West and the Sanyo shinkansen to be chosen as the best means of transport in western Japan, both now and in the future. oKey factsn Sanyo shinkansen provides 40% of JR West revenuen Series 500 enters service at 300 km/h this monthn Kodama replacement train on the drawing boardn Ultra-high-speed train plannedCAPTION: Shinkansen trains on the Sanyo line. From left to right: Series 0, Series 100N, WIN350, Series 300, and Series 500CAPTION: Series 500 enters service on March 22 between Shin Osaka and Hakata, cutting fastest timings to 2h 17minIntroduction of Series 500 will allow Series 300 units to be cascaded on to Hikari duties, which will in due course be retimed to run at 270 km/hlast_img read more

UN human rights chief condemns Albino murders

first_imgThe UN human rights chief has condemned the widespread killings of albinos in some African countries.  Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warned there is a sharp increase of “vicious” killings of albinos in Malawi and Tanzania. The UN recorded at least six killings in Malawi since the beginning of 2015, and eight cases in Tanzania since August  2014. In Burundi, at least 19 albinos have been killed since 2008.Albinism is a genetically inherited condition that prevents the body from producing melanin, the pigment that colours skin, hair and eyes. In some African countries, albino are not regarded as humans and they are killed as their body parts are considered essential ingredients for black magic potions.last_img

Ken Schrader joins IMCA Modified field on opening night at Cotton Bowl

first_imgPAIGE, Texas – Ken Schrader joins the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified field on opening night at Cotton Bowl Speedway. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are on the Saturday, March 14 card.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Saturday will also be Larry Kahler’s first night on the job as director of competition at Cotton Bowl. Completing the program at Paige will be a local stock class and non-wing sprints.last_img

Leicester crowned Premier League champions

first_imgTottenham’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea leaves them 7 points behind the leaders with just 2 games to play.It’s Leicester’s first top flight league win in their 132 year history, and comes just a year after they unexpectedly avoided relegation.Fans in the city were struggling to come to terms with the news after the match and parties went long into the night.last_img

Yasmani Grandal’s second home run gives Dodgers a walk-off win against Brewers in 10th inning

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Lorenzo Cain, the Brewers’ leadoff hitter, hit two line drives and took advantage of two Dodger mistakes to score in each of his first two plate appearances. He finished 3 for 4, a triple shy of the cycle.Cain began the game by hitting a shift-busting line drive to the second-base hole. At 106 mph off the bat, it had the speed to split the gap in right-center field, and Cain legged out a triple. When Dozier’s relay throw eluded both Machado and Hill (who was backing up third base), the ball bounced into the Dodger dugout. Cain was awarded an extra base by rule, and Milwaukee led 1-0.In the third inning, Cain laced a one-out double into right field. With two outs, he was quick to advance from second to third on a wild pitch by Hill. Grandal, the Dodgers’ catcher, never found the baseball – it darted far to his right – so Cain scampered home with another gift run.After his home run, Dozier was practically shoved to the top step of the dugout by Hernandez, obliging a curtain call.“That was pretty cool,” Dozier said. “I had a lot of different emotions. With all that being said, coming out on top means the most.” PreviousDodgers players wait for teammate Yasmani Grandal to score after he hit a two-run walk-off home run during the 10th inning of Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill throws during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMilwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun, right, and Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Brian Dozier watch Dozier’s throw to first after Braun was forced on a ball hit by Hernan Perez during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. Perez was safe at first. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates in the dugout after scoring in the first inning during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Pitcher Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning during the MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Milwaukee Brewers doubles to deep right field in the third inning during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Pitcher Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the third inning during the MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Pitcher Chase Anderson #57 of the Milwaukee Brewers pitches in the third inning during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Lorenzo Cain, left, scores on a wild pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill, right, during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers gestures to the Brewers dugout after hitting a double to right field during the third inning MLB game as Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and second base umpire Pat Hoberg #31 look on at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01:Brian Dozier #6 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo homerun during the fifth inning of the MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier watches his solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson, foreground, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier rounds third after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and bench coach Bob Geren wait to congratulate Brian Dozier after Dozier hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of his Dodger Stadium debut on Wednesday night against the Brewers. The Dodgers won 6-4 in 10 innings. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, steals second as Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Jonathan Schoop misses the throw from home during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal follows through on a solo home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal leaves the batter’s box after hitting a solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson, right, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal is congratulated as he returns to the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. Grandal’s second home run, a two-run blast to right in the 10th inning, gave the Dodgers a 6-4 win. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Manager Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers takes the ball from relief pitcher Corbin Burnes #39 in the seventh inning during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Enrique ‘Kike’ Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers lays down an RBI bunt single during the seventh inning of the MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrates after scoring against Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina on sacrifice bunt by Enrique Hernandez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. Hernandez was safe at first. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, right, scores past Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina on sacrifice bunt by Enrique Hernandez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. Hernandez was safe at first on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, left, scores under the tag of Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina on sacrifice bunt by Enrique Hernandez during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. Hernandez was safe at first on the play. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Joc Pederson #31 and Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate at home plate after Taylor scored on a bunt single by teammate Enrique ‘Kike’ Hernandez #14 (not in photo) during the seventh inning of the MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier dives back to first under the tag of Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Mike Moustakas #18 and Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrate after Moustakas fielded a throw from third base to Aguilar at first base with the bases loaded to end the eighth inning of the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers 6-4. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal, second from left, hits a two-run walk off home run as Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Matt Albers, left, watches along with catcher Manny Pina, right, and home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal hits a two-run walk-off home run in the 10th inning of Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. It was Grandal’s second home run of the game. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches as the ball go for a two-run walk-off homerun over the right field fence in the tenth inning of the MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers 6-4. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal celebrates as he runs to first after hitting a two-run walk-off home run, while Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Matt Albers walks off the field during the 10th inning of Wednesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. Grandal’s second home run of the game gave the Dodgers a 6-4 victory and snapped their three-game losing streak. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal (9) is welcomed by teammates as he scores after hitting a two-run walk-off home run during the 10th inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal, second from right, is congratulated by teammates as he scores after hitting a two-run walk-off home run during the 10th inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 6-4.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 01: Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers (third from left) is mobbed by teammates after Grandal hit a two-run walk-off homerun over the right field fence in the tenth inning of the MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on August 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers 6-4. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal is doused with Gatorade by teammate Yasiel Puig after Grandal hit a two-run walk-off home run in the 10th inning of Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Dodgers players wait for teammate Yasmani Grandal to score after he hit a two-run walk-off home run during the 10th inning of Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 35Dodgers players wait for teammate Yasmani Grandal to score after he hit a two-run walk-off home run during the 10th inning of Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 6-4. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — No one had reached base against Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson when Yasmani Grandal came to the plate in the fifth inning Wednesday night. For Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, it felt too soon to use the term “perfect game,” but to anyone frustrated by the Dodgers’ lack of production recently – a two-hit shutout loss Tuesday, five hits in another loss Monday, no hits before the ninth inning Sunday – Anderson’s dominance felt familiar. The announced crowd of 46,587 had seen this play before.Then the plot turned. Grandal hit a home run. Brian Dozier, in his first game as a Dodger, followed with a home run of his own.By the time Grandal sent the fans home with another home run in the 10th inning, the decisive blow in a 6-4 victory, something entirely unfamiliar had taken place. The Dodgers hadn’t won a game in their final at-bat since June 13. They had not ended a game with a home run all season.“We haven’t swung the bats well the last three games,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “The fight’s still there. Sometimes it takes that big hit, and Yas got that big hit for us. You could feel a little bit of an exhale tonight.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers starter Rich Hill did not factor into the decision, but the left-hander only allowed one earned run in six strong innings. After closer Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning, Dylan Floro (4-2) earned the victory by pitching a scoreless 10th.The Dodgers (60-49) moved into a tie for first place in the National League West with the idle Arizona Diamondbacks (60-49), one game ahead of the Colorado Rockies (58-49).The back-to-back home runs by Dozier and Grandal tied the score 2-2 in the fifth inning. It was the ninth time this season that two Dodgers homered in consecutive plate appearances.In the seventh inning, the Dodgers used nothing more than a walk, a pair of singles and a well-placed bunt to pull ahead.Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes allowed a leadoff single to Dozier and issued a one-out walk to Chris Taylor. Yasiel Puig grounded a ball through the right side, scoring Dozier and sending Taylor to third. When Chase Utley was announced as the pinch hitter, Brewers manager Craig Counsell turned to left-handed pitcher Dan Jennings.Roberts countered by sending Kiké Hernandez, a right-handed hitter, to the plate instead of Utley. Hernandez executed a perfect bunt down the first-base line, scoring Taylor to give the Dodgers a 4-2 lead.“Kiké did a great job executing the safety squeeze,” Roberts said. “We just wanted to get another point there.”The Brewers rallied to tie the score in the eighth inning against Dodgers left-hander Scott Alexander.Alexander walked Jesus Aguilar and, after striking out Jonathan Schoop (in his Milwaukee debut), walked Ryan Braun. The next batter, Mike Moustakas, roped a double to center field that scored Aguilar and sent Braun to third base. The Brewers trailed 4-3.Hernan Perez was intentionally walked with first base open, setting up an RBI single by Manny Piña that tied the score at 4. The bases were still loaded for Travis Shaw. Mercifully for the Dodgers, Shaw hit a hard ground ball to first base, allowing Cody Bellinger and Grandal to execute a rare 3-2-3 double play that ended the inning.The Dodgers loaded the bases in the eighth inning, too. But with Taylor at the plate against right-hander Jeremy Jeffress, Moustakas snared a sharp grounder down the third-base line diving to his right. His throw across the diamond beat Taylor by a hair. Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Grandal’s 18th and 19th home runs of the season highlighted a 3-for-5, three-RBI performance. Dozier went 3 for 4 and fell a triple shy of the cycle. Kemp’s only hit of the game ended an 0-for-26 skid.Critically, Kemp saw eight pitches from Brewers pitcher Matt Albers (3-3) before his leadoff single in the 10th inning brought Grandal to the plate. Grandal had only faced Albers once in his career before Wednesday.“The fact that it was an eight- or nine-pitch AB was huge,” Grandal said. “I know (Albers) has power. He likes to use that changeup. He likes to work down in the zone. My job was to get him up in the zone, hope that he makes a mistake. It so happened that he did it.”Grandal was batting .227 at the end of June. After a typically hot July, he is now hitting .263.“We know he’s very streaky,” Roberts said of Grandal. “But I think with him, being able to take the walks – and even that last at-bat, to take a called strike 1-0, a pitcher’s pitch, to get a pitch that he can look to drive and do damage with, and he did it earlier tonight with Anderson – I don’t know where we’d be without him.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco In the ninth inning, the Dodgers could not take advantage of Puig’s leadoff double against Brewers closer Corey Knebel. With two outs, Manny Machado struck out to send the game into extra innings.Machado extended his career-high on-base streak to 32 games with a walk in the sixth inning.Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more