Clayton Kershaw went 5 robust innings to maneuver right into a tie for second place on the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ all-time win checklist whereas serving to to tug off one other August victory, this one 9-1 Tuesday over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.
Kershaw (12-4) gave up one run on three hits over 5 innings and matched Don Drysdale together with his 209th profession win. Don Sutton is the franchise chief with 233 wins.
The Dodgers improved to 23-4 in August to tie for the third-most wins in a month in franchise historical past.
Mookie Betts set a profession excessive together with his thirty sixth dwelling run and Will Smith additionally went deep as Los Angeles has six dwelling runs within the first two video games of the collection. Chris Taylor reached base 4 occasions for the Dodgers on three hits and a stroll.
Corbin Carroll hit a house run for the Diamondbacks, whereas Merrill Kelly’s struggles towards the Dodgers continued as he gave up seven runs on 12 hits over 5 innings. Kelly dropped to 0-11 towards Los Angeles in 16 begins with a 5.49 ERA.
The Diamondbacks misplaced the primary two video games of the collection after coming into with 10 wins of their earlier 12 video games. The Dodgers wrapped up the season collection at 7-5 with yet one more recreation remaining Wednesday.
The Dodgers jumped in entrance 3-0 within the first inning on an RBI double from David Peralta and a two-run double from Jason Heyward. It grew to become 4-0 within the second inning on an RBI single from Miguel Rojas.
Peralta had an RBI single within the third and had three hits within the recreation. Three batters later, a Taylor double gave the Dodgers a 6-0 lead.
Carroll’s twenty third dwelling run for Arizona got here within the fifth inning off Kershaw.
James Outman added a sacrifice fly for a Dodgers run within the fifth, whereas Betts and Smith hit their dwelling runs within the sixth. Betts has hit 71 of his 249 profession dwelling runs up to now two seasons.
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