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Manny Machado drives in four as Dodgers win their fourth straight

Los Angeles Dodgers v Texas Rangers Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

On a humid night in the heart of Texas, the Dodgers’ offense came to hit. Six different Dodgers contributed multiple hits as they would go on to beat the Rangers by the score of 8-4 in Arlington.

The victory gives the Dodgers their seventh four-game winning streak of the season, their first since July 4.

Manny Machado and Brian Dozier led the charge with three of the five Dodger hits with runners in scoring position. The two combined to drive in six of the eight runs as Los Angeles scored in five straight innings between the third and seventh.

Sending nine men to the plate in the third, the Dodgers would jump out to a 3-0 lead. Machado came through with a bases-loaded single to drive in two and Dozier followed two batters later with an RBI-single of his own.

The Rangers would answer in the bottom of the third, making starter Walker Buehler throw 37 pitches. With two outs and a man on, Buehler came within a strike of getting out of the inning to three straight hitters.

Texas would string together a seven-pitch walk from Rougned Odor and two straight RBI-singles to cut the lead to 3-2. But that would be as close as they would get.

The hits kept coming in the fourth for the Dodgers when they would start the frame with three straight singles, the latter from Joc Pederson to plate another run. Later in the inning, Machado would stretch the lead with a run-scoring sac fly.

From there it was the picket fence of a run each in the next three innings, starting with a leadoff homer in the fifth for Dozier.

The bullpen had plenty of room to work with over the final five innings, picking up for Buehler who lasted just four innings after making 84 pitches in the heat. Buehler would leave after giving up four hits and two walks, laboring through much of the night.

The temperature was 95 degrees at game time with a 47 percent humidity.

Kenley Jansen came on in the ninth in an 8-2 ballgame, looking to work out the issues that have plagued him since returning from the disabled list. This issues look like they still need work.

The big man gave up three singles, a walk and a pair of runs to make it interesting. But Jansen was able to somehow snag a ground ball up the middle, starting a game-ending double play.

Kiké is hot

Kiké Hernandez reached base four times Tuesday with a double, two singles and a walk. It was the second straight three-hit game for Hernandez who is hitting .362 (17-for-47) since August 2.

Up Next

The Dodgers look for the sweep Wednesday which would means four wins in four meetings against Texas this season. Alex Wood (7-6, 3.60) will square off with fellow lefty Mike Minor (10-6, 4.40)

Tuesday particulars

Home runs: Dozier (20)

WP - Caleb Ferguson (5-2): 1 13 IP, 2 strikeouts

LP - Ariel Jurado (2-4): 2 23 IP, 5 hits, 3 runs, 2 walk, 1 strikeouts