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Dodgers News: LA Keeps Perfect August Intact Thanks to the Bats and the Bullpen

What could be better than a new franchise record 11-game winning streak? Adding another one to it. And what’s better than another win? An absolute beatdown.

On Saturday night, the Dodgers secured a 13-3 win over the Royals to take game two of the series and extend their winning streak to 12, their longest since 1976.

The Dodgers, who sported a throwback uniform from their Brooklyn days, also collected a season best six homers all from different players in the lineup. That’s a scary offense right there.

On top of that, Betts did what he does best – produce. The six-time All-Star led off with a home run for the first at bat of the game drawing him closer to yet another shiny accolade. The outfielder also collected 4 RBI and went 3-for-4. 

After Betts’ lead off homer, it just snowballed from there. The Dodgers went on to score 4 more runs in the first. In the very next inning, Will Smith hit a two-run bomb of his own making it his 17th this season. He’s collected a hit in 10 of the past 11 games this month.

In the third, Gavin Lux hit his fifth home run of the season, a 431ft bomb to centerfield. Watch the at bat here: 

The next came from Max Muncy with a two-run homer of his own in the fourth inning. Despite struggling in the early season, the Dodgers veteran sure has come to life in August. He’s put together 5 home runs, 11 RBI across 9 games, and a slash line .387/.441/.967/1.409 which is a huge comeback from his June and July stats.

Before being taken out during the fourth after being hit by a pitch in the third, Heaney was holding it down on defense allowing only two runs with five strikeouts in three innings.

Now with a 10-2 lead in the fifth, Muncy doubled bringing in Freddie Freeman to score. In the top of the ninth, home run numbers 5 and 6 came back-to-back first from Joey Gallo followed by Cody Bellinger. 

The Dodgers were firing on all cylinders to remind the league once again that LA has one of the toughest lineups to pitch against in all of MLB…maybe one of the toughest ever. Here’s just a few stats to prove it:

Now as long as Los Angeles is able to remain healthy and consistent, they’re still to stay this hot for the remainder of the season and continue to collect new records. They sure seem like they’re having fun and we sure are too.

NEXT: Dodgers News: Andrew Heaney Exits Saturday’s Game With Apparent Arm Injury

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.


  1. I don’t count the Gallo and Belli cheap homers in the 9th. Neither did squat until hitting against a position player.

    1. Gallo and Bellinger are capable. If they can overcome their lack of confidence through a few cheap home runs in a few MLB games, they could come back into their hitting prowess with bells. I wouldn’t count them out. Let’s see what happens

  2. My biggest concerns for the post season are twofold. Those would be Max Sherzer and Jacob Degrom of the Mets. We are going to have to beat them to hypothetically advance to the World Series. That is a tall task, but it can be done. The key is to get those guys into high pitch counts and out of the game as quickly as possible.

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