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On this date: Dodgers set record, win 11th straight at home to begin season

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The Dodgers ultimately set the record

MLB: MAY 04 Diamondbacks at Dodgers Photo by Brian Mount/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On this date in 2009, the Dodgers established a National League record for consecutive victories to open a season at home. Their 11-0 start surpassed the NL mark shared by the 1918 Giants, 1970 Cubs, and 1983 Atlanta Braves.

They defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-2. Eric Stults got the start for the Dodgers, going 5⅔ innings, allowing two runs and striking out four.

Manny Ramirez went 2-for-3, driving in three runs and scored a run of his own.

The Dodgers ultimately won their first 13 games at home, setting a major-league record. Here are how their first 13 at Dodger Stadium panned out:

Dodgers 11, Giants 1

Dodgers 5, Giants 4

Dodgers 7, Giants 2

Dodgers 4, Rockies 3

Dodgers 9, Rockies 5

Dodgers 14, Rockies 2

Dodgers 8, Padres 5

Dodgers 1, Padres 0

Dodgers 2, Padres 1

Dodgers 7, Padres 3

Dodgers 7, D-Backs 2

Dodgers 3, D-Backs 1

Dodgers 10, Nationals 3

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  • If you were lucky enough to RSVP in time, the list of participants in the Dodgers’ zoom call later today is pretty stacked