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Dodgers Highlights: LA Captures 110th Win in Classic Walkathon Fashion

Headed into the seventh inning, it wasn’t looking too pretty for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team was down 4-1 to the Colorado Rockies who they had just dominated 10-1 the night before. But nonetheless, there was still plenty of game left to be played.

But then, Colorado right-handers Dinelson Lamet and Chad Smith each walked three batters in the bottom of the seventh to make it easy for the NL West Champions.

To start the scoring, the bases were loaded and Joey Gallo was walked scoring Trea Turner. Then once again, Austin Barnes was walked forcing Freddie Freeman to score. Then Belli hit a pop fly to score Trayce Thompson and tie it up for the Dodgers.

In the eighth, Turner and Freeman knocked in a pair of singles followed by a go-ahead sac fly from Joey Gallo to score Turner. Then, Bellinger added an RBI single to score Freeman before ending the inning.

In their 47th comeback win of the year, the team finished with a final score of 6-4 without even needing to go into extra innings. When the Rockies gifted them with 10 walks, the Dodgers sure knew how to take advantage of it.

Leading the way in hitting was Cody Bellinger who seems to finally be putting pieces together just in time for the postseason. He had three hits and 2 RBI on Sunday night. He had this to say after the game:

Solid Shove From the Pitching Staff

Dodgers rookie starter, Michael Grove, allowed four runs and six hits over his five innings but also threw 3 strikeouts. He now posts a 4.60 ERA and 1.43 WHIP across his past 6 game starts.

Following him was Evan Phillips who collected his seventh win of the season after pitching a scoreless eighth inning. He improved to a 1.16 ERA and added two more strikeouts to his season total of now 74 K’s across 62 innings of work.

Closing the game was Brusdar Graterol who worked the ninth for his fourth save. He improved to 3.14 ERA.

Making History (again)

Now with 110 wins under their belt, the Dodgers became the first NL team to 110 since the 1909 Pirates. They also set a new franchise record in wins per season (again).

With the win, the Dodgers also became just the seventh team in MLB history to reach the 110-win mark. The team still has four games remaining in the regular season to possibly tie for third or even finish with the fourth most wins in a single season.

Additionally, the team did another thing tonight:

This team sure is good. Let’s just hope they can keep it rolling into crunch time.

Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.

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