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Offense explodes for seven runs in fourth, Dodgers win

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1 win away from 100

Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images

A seven-run outburst from the offense in the fourth inning was too much for Colorado to overcome, as the Dodgers defeated the Rockies 12-5 on Friday night.

LA entered the bottom of the fourth trailing 4-1, but quickly turned things around as the bats came alive. Corey Seager led off the inning with a solo shot, his 17th of the season. After the next two batters reached, a single from Will Smith would cut their deficit to only one. A single from Enrique Hernandez tied the game, and then Max Muncy followed with a single of his own, putting LA on top 5-4.

With two runners on, A.J. Pollock connected on a 93-mph fastball, and sent it over the center field fence for a three-run homer.

They would tack on four more runs in the seventh, putting the game out of reach. Lux and Hernandez each brought in a run with a single, and Muncy brought in two more runs with a a double. For the game, the Dodgers were 8-for-18 (.444 AVG) with runners in scoring position.

Getting the start was Clayton Kershaw, who early on looked as if he was going to take the loss. He allowed back-to-back home runs in the first inning, and another homer in the fourth, adding on to his career-high of home runs allowed in a season. Lucky for him, his offense was able to get his back, and he regained his confidence and gave the Dodgers six innings. He finished the night picking up his 15th win of the season, the sixth time he’s won that many games in a season for his career.

Notable headlines

  • Justin Turner had his first at-bat in 10 games, drawing a walk. He’s expected to get the start tomorrow.
  • The Dodgers set a single-season attendance record of 3,875,656
  • Max Muncy had quad tightness and will be re-evaluated on Saturday

Friday particulars

WP: Clayton Kershaw (15-5) 6 IP, 4 ER, 5 SO

LP: Peter Lambert (3-7) 3 IP, 5 ER

Box score

Up next

The Dodgers will look for the series win on Saturday, as Walker Buehler gets the start. First pitch is at 6:10 p.m. on SportsNet LA AND KTLA!