Despite a reloaded lineup with three significant additions, they failed to muster much offense again and wasted another solid starting pitching performance against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night before the bullpen stumbled into an at Fenway Park in a rematch of World Series foes.
Pollock and David Freese from the injured list Friday, giving them their original group of position players for the first time since late April.
Their presence should bolster the Dodgers’ lineup, mimicking a blockbuster midseason acquisition for the team already with baseball’s best record.
Pollock will resume as the everyday center fielder, his role before sustaining an elbow infection in late April, and played there Friday.
Boston doubled the margin in the sixth inning as Maeda stumbled facing the top of the Red Sox lineup a third time.
The Dodgers chose to intentionally walk Devers, a left-handed hitter, with first base vacant to face Xander Bogaerts , a right-handed batter.
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