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Dodgers hit multiple homers in win over Rangers

They have a chance to win the series tomorrow

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

The Dodgers entered Saturday night looking to avoid losing their first series of the season. As of now, the streak will live on as they defeated the Rangers, 7-4.

They kicked things off in the second inning, jumping out to a lead they wouldn’t give up the remainder of the night. Matt Beaty singled, then came in to score on a double from AJ Pollock. The following inning, LA tacked on two more runs. With two outs, Max Muncy doubled. Cody Bellinger stepped up right after and crushed this two-run shot. Rumor has it, the ball landed right outside of AT&T Stadium.

It looked like a big inning was coming from LA in the fifth. They began the inning with runners on second and third, but only managed to bring in one run. Muncy just missed hitting a homer as he brought in a run with a sacrifice fly. After a walk from Bellinger, there were two on base for Joc Pederson. Just like Muncy, Pederson came within a few feet of hitting a homer.

The offense came out again in the seventh inning, thanks to a three-run homer from Muncy.

Ross Stripling had yet another disappointing start for LA. Since his great first start of the season, he’s allowed 25 runs to score in 26 23 innings. Tonight, he allowed three runs, including two homers. It’s been a rough year for Stripling in regards to allowing the long ball.

In his rookie season, he allowed 10 in 100 innings. The following year, 10 in 74 13 innings. In 2019, he allowed 11 in 90 23 innings. Then, this year, he’s allowed 12 already in only 33 23 innings. Stripling has allowed the most home runs in this majors so far this season.

After Stripling exited the game, the Dodgers’ bullpen held things down... yet again. Five different relievers combined for no earned runs over the final five frames.

Saturday particulars

WP: Blake Treinen (3-1) 1 13 IP, 0 ER

LP: Lance Lynn (4-1) 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 SO

SV: Kenley Jansen (9) 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 SO

Home runs: Cody Bellinger (9), Max Muncy (9)

Box score

Up next

The Dodgers will look to win yet another series on Sunday, as they play some early morning baseball. Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will face Kyle Gibson (1-3, 5.73 ERA). First pitch is at 11:35 a.m. PT.