Dodgers Win Against Jays Sets Los Angeles Dodgers Road Winning Record
Another road game for the Dodgers and yet another improbable comeback against the Blue Jays in the 9th and 10th inning.
Trailing 3-2 in the ninth, the Dodgers got a break from Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus when he misplayed a ball in center field that allowed Yasiel Puig to score from first.
In the 10th, Mark Ellis hit a two-run home run followed by a solo home run by Yasiel Puig and the inning was capped off by a two-run double from Andre Ethier.
With the 8-3 victory, the Dodgers set a Los Angeles team record with their 10th streak road win after sweeping the Blue Jays, Nationals, DBacks, with a win against the Giants thrown in there.
The Dodgers official Twitter account tweeted out the information:
Los Angeles #Dodgers record 10 straight road victories. The franchise record is 12 established in 1924.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 25, 2013
The Dodgers went from being in last place about a month ago to being in first place as the stretch run picks up across baseball.
While the bullpen was once unreliable, they’ve turned the corner and posted a 10 inning scoreless streak over the weekend.
Granted, it’d be interesting to see where the team would be if Matt Kemp was healthy, but it’s even more impressive they continue to win on the road without him.
Up next for the Dodgers is a four-game set with the Cincinnati Reds after they completed a series with the San Francisco Giants tonight.