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Offense goes quiet, Dodgers lose fourth straight

Seven runs over their last four games

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

It was another quiet night at the plate for the Dodgers, as they dropped their fourth straight game, losing to the Red Sox, 8-1.

For the game, the Dodgers totaled only five hits. During their four-game losing streak, the offense has scored only seven total runs.

The lone offense came courtesy of Alex Verdugo, who hit his 10th homer of the game. He also had a single, being only one of two Dodgers to reach base at least twice. Though the offense was non-existent, they still had their chances to cash in.

With two outs in the top of the first, Max Muncy struck out with runners on first and second. In the seventh, trailing only two runs, the Dodgers had runners on first and second yet again, this time with only one out. Yet again they couldn’t capitalize, as Austin Barnes struck out and Corey Seager grounded out.

Kenta Maeda got the start for the Dodgers, allowing three runs in 5 23 innings. He struck out seven and allowed only one walk. The damage against him came via the long ball, as he allowed two home runs. On the season, Maeda has allowed 16 home runs, already three more than he did all of last season.

It was a rough night for the bullpen all around. Pedro Baez allowed three runs in only 23 of an inning, with J.T. Chargois allowing two runs in 23 of an inning as well.

Friday particulars:

WP: Eduardo Rodriquez (10-4) 7 IP, 10 SO, 1 ER

LP: Kenta Maeda (7-6) 5 23 IP, 7 SO, 3 ER

Home runs: Alex Verdugo (10) Rafael Devers (17) Xander Bogaerts (18) Christian Vazquez (15)

Up next

The Dodgers will look to put an end to their losing streak as they’ll send Ross Stripling to the mound. First pitch is tomorrow at 4:15 p.m. PT on FOX.