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Gonsolin, Smith, Bellinger lead Dodgers over White Sox 4-1

Tony Gonsolin improved to 7-0, tossing three-hit ball over six innings, and Will Smith and Cody Bellinger homered early to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.


Smith hit a two-run drive in the first inning, and Bellinger made it 3-0 when he connected leading off the second against Johnny Cueto. 


Gonsolin struck out five and walked one. he 28-year-old right-hander breezed through the first three innings and got out of a minor spot in the fourth before Jake Burger homered leading off the fifth. The next two batters reached base, but Gonsolin got out of it without allowing another run. He finished strong by retiring all three batters in the sixth, before Roberts went to the bullpen.


Yency Almonte and Brusdar Graterol each worked an inning. Daniel Hudson came on in the ninth for his fifth save in five chances, filling in with closer Craig Kimbrel on paternity leave.


Trea Turner homered leading off the ninth against Jose Ruiz, and the NL West-leading Dodgers stopped a three-game slide.

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