Dodgers Score: Max Muncy Hits 2 Home Runs, LA’s Offense Explodes to Get Series Win Over Giants
The Dodgers offense has really been all or nothing this season. Fortunately, in the series finale in San Francisco on Wednesday, it was all.
The Dodgers offense exploded for 10 runs, as they took down the Giants 10-5 in the rubber match of the three-game set.
Clayton Kershaw took the mound for LA, and had a rough first inning. However, he settled in nicely, and ended up going six strong innings, allowing just two earned runs. He also threw 100 pitches for the first time this season (in just his third start), after throwing more than 100 pitches just once all of last season.
But the story of the game was definitely not the play of Kershaw. Instead, it was the continued dominance of Max Muncy in San Francisco.
On Monday, in the series opener, Muncy hit two home runs and seven RBIs, including a grand slam. On Tuesday, he had a day off, but was someone Dodger fans wanted to pinch-hit when the bases were loaded with nobody out in the 6th inning — he, of course, did not in that spot.
On Wednesday, though, he was back in the lineup and in the cleanup spot, and he delivered.
Muncy hit another two home runs and drove in four RBIs, and opened the game up in the Dodgers’ five-run 6th inning (funny how things work out).
Before Muncy’s three-run home run in the 6th, though, it was Freddie Freeman’s incredible 15-pitch at-bat that drew a walk with the bases loaded and really got the offense going.
Then, in the 7th inning, it was Trayce Thompson, who pinch-hit for David Peralta in the 6th and led off with a walk, who really put the game out of reach with a two-run home run, his fourth of the season. He crushed the ball to deep left field off the right-handed former Dodger Ross Stripling.
This was the type of win the Dodgers needed after the up-and-down road trip. They’re now 7-6 on the year, and are heading back to Los Angeles with some confidence as they welcome Cody Bellinger and the Cubs into town on Friday.
But first, on Thursday, they have a much-needed day off — maybe that means they’ll have some more runs left in the tank for Friday!
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