On the 17th, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the strongest team in the Western Division of the Major League Baseball (MLB) National League, won a home game against Milwaukee, the No. 1 team in the Central Division, 7-1 and won 10 consecutive victories.
With this victory, the Dodgers extended their lead against San Francisco, second in the West Division, to 10 games.
Until this day, the Dodgers recorded 14 wins and 1 loss in 15 games played in August. The only loss was a 3-8 loss to San Diego, Ha-sung Kim’s team, on the 6th.
Unless there is an unexpected change, the Dodgers are highly likely to claim the National League West title this season.
The Dodgers ranked first in the district nine times in 10 years from 2013 to last year.
Last season, they won 111 wins (51 losses), the most ever since its foundation.
In the game on the 17th, the Dodgers matched three beats: a strong starting pitcher, a solid bullpen, and a hot bat.
Ace Clayton Kershaw, who returned after recovering from a shoulder injury, blocked 5 innings with 3 hits, 2 walks and 1 run.메이저사이트
The Dodgers, who led 4-1 until the fifth inning thanks to Miguel Rojas’ solo homer in the second inning, took Kershaw off the mound from the sixth inning and activated the strong bullpen to tie up Milwaukee’s batting line.
Kershaw won his 11th win (fourth loss) of the season.
Mookie Betts’ performance shone in the Dodgers’ batting line.
Betts, who played as the first hitter and right fielder, went 4-for-3 with 3 hits and 1 walk on base 4 times before hitting home on all 4 occasions.
Third batter Will Smith played the role of a solver with 3 hits and 2 RBIs in 4 at-bats, while Chris Taylor also helped with a solo home run in the 7th inning.
The Dodgers will challenge for an 11-game winning streak against Milwaukee on the 18th with veteran starting pitcher Lance Lynn.