LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers go for a series win against the Marlins on Sunday afternoon, looking for more extra-base attention.
The Dodgers hit three home runs on Saturday night, but they also hit two doubles. The latter is what the club has excelled at this season, leading the majors with 91 doubles though 44 team games.
That’s an average of 2.06 doubles per game, a pace of 335 doubles over a full season, which would be a franchise record for the Dodgers.
The club has reached 300 doubles in a season just three times in their history, including a record 307 in 2006. The true benchmark though is the 1930 team, with 303 doubles in only 154 games, an average of 1.97 per game, slower than the pace the current club is on.
The 2014 club had 302 doubles, including the only team in franchise history with four players with 35 or more doubles -- Adrian Gonzalez (41), Matt Kemp (38), Yasiel Puig (37), and Hanley Ramirez (35).
The two doubles hit by the Dodgers on Saturday were by Corey Seager, his 12th, and Yasmani Grandal, his 11th. Those are two of four on the club with at least 10 doubles this season, along with Justin Turner (13) and Kike Hernandez (11).
Seager hit 40 doubles as a rookie last year, and is on pace for 44 in 2017. In the last 85 seasons, only one Dodger has hit 40 doubles in back-to-back years — Raul Mondesi (1996-97).
Time: 1:10 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA, KTLA