Los Angeles, CA – After playing a horrible series against the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers flew to Baltimore to face the Baltimore Orioles. While arriving to Baltimore, the Dodgers found out that with a win on this Tuesday night, they will clinch the division for the 7th season in a row.
With determination to clinch the division and assume their place in the playoffs, the Dodgers came into the game blazing. They scored four runs and got five hits in the 1st inning. The first run came after Cody Bellinger hit an RBI single to right center and in for the first run of the game was David Freese, who had the first hit of the game. Corey Seager would then hit a three-run home run to add to the early lead and make the score 4-0.
On the defensive end, Walker Buehler (13-3, 3.14 ERA) had an amazing outing. Going seven innings and allowing four hits, zero earned runs, zero walks and striking out 11 batters.
Corey Seager had a good offensive game. After hitting his first home run in the 1st inning, he would hit his second of the game in the fourth. His second homer was a two-run bomb to left field, which made the score 6-0. And the last run came via another home run from recently called up and Rookie Gavin Lux. This was his first major league home run and also increased the NL record for home runs hit in a season with 258.
The Dodger will play the Orioles again tomorrow at 4:05 PM PT. The Dodgers will have Ross Stripling (4-4, 3.42 ERA). The Orioles will have a left hander John Means (10-10 3.50 ERA). In his last seven games he has only won two games.