Corey Seager started a three-run rally in the fifth inning with a home run on Thursday night to tie the score. It also carved out a spot for Seager in the Dodgers record book, tying the Los Angeles franchise record for home runs by a shortstop in a single season.
All 19 of Seager’s home runs this season, his rookie season, have been hit as a shortstop. That matches Hanley Ramirez, who hit 19 home runs as a shortstop for the Dodgers in 2013.
The only Dodgers shortstop with more home runs in single season was Glenn Wright, who slammed 22 home runs in 1930 for Brooklyn.
The major league record for home runs by a rookie shortstop is 30, by current Dodgers broadcaster Nomar Garciaparra with the Red Sox in 1997. The National League record was set already this season, by Rockies shortstop Trevor Story with 27 home runs. But unfortunately for Story, his season is likely over after surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his thumb.
Seager is on pace for 29 home runs in 2016. The Dodgers rookie record for home runs is 35, set by Hall of Famer Mike Piazza in 1993.
The last Dodgers batter of any experience to hit 30 home runs in a season was Matt Kemp in 2011.