Dodgers Monthly Reports
A monthly look at the Los Angeles Dodgers, including game recaps, transactions, news, statistical breakdowns, and notable performances from each month.
Dodgers end month with best record in baseball at 74-31 and double-digit leads against the rest of the National League contenders
The Dodgers were without their best pitcher in Clayton Kershaw but still managed to get great work out of the bullpen in heavy rotation, and the club led the National League in runs per game, going 15-9 and gaining ground in the NL West.
A look back at April for the Dodgers, which ended on a six-game losing streak and an under-.500 record, yet saw the club still in first place in the National League West. The month also saw Kenta Maeda triumphantly introduce himself to MLB.
The Dodgers had one of their best offensive months since the franchise moved to Los Angeles, putting on a finishing kick to win the National League West behind strong months from Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Juan Uribe and Justin Turner.