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Dodgers’ Extra-Inning Rally Saturday Hadn’t Been Matched Since Team Left Brooklyn

Saturday’s game at Oracle Park between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants was one for the record books. It was a back-and-forth affair until the Dodgers ran away with it in the 11th inning winning 14-7.

The Dodgers showed what kind of team they can be when they put everything together, even if it is only for a couple of innings.

“When it’s right, it is suffocating,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “The talent is there. The performance hasn’t been consistently there. But when they’re performing the way they’re capable of, you know, it’s really special.”

The seven runs in the 11th were the most by the Dodgers in an extra inning since they moved to Los Angeles in 1958. According to MLB researcher Sarah Langs, the seven-run win was baseball’s second-largest extra-inning win since 1901, behind the Milwaukee Braves’ 12-4, 11-inning win over the Brooklyn Dodgers on Aug. 29, 1954.

They also became the first MLB team to score 7-plus runs with no outs in an extra inning since the Houston Astros on June 2, 1966.

“We needed every bit of that,” Roberts said of the seven-run outburst. “We were down to our last arm, and I was thinking about having Miggy Ro pitch that last inning. That’s kind of where we were at. Exhausting all of our arms feels a lot better when you win.”

Photo Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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