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Mookie Betts Continues to Make More Dodgers History

All nine batters in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup on Saturday in Toronto recorded at least one hit but leadoff batter Mookie Betts had three extending his historic start to his Dodgers career in his 500th game with the franchise.

Sarah Langs of MLB posted on social media following the game that Betts has now scored 412 runs, collected 256 extra-base hits and accumulated 1,069 total bases with each being the most in a player’s first 500 games with the Dodgers (since at least 1901).

The names that he eclipsed in the record books are jaw-dropping. Jackie Robinson is at 388 runs scored, Johnny Frederick had 243 extra-base hits and Mike Piazza collected 1,053 total bases.

Betts finished Saturday’s game 3-for-5 including a triple and an RBI single. His triple led off the game when Toronto centerfielder Daulton Varsho missed the ball on a diving catch. He came around to score two batters later when Freddie Freeman hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Betts to take his time and jog home.

The middle infielder drove in Miguel Rojas in the fourth inning with a single to shallow center.

Photo Credit: Geoff Burke-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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