Dodgers, Jays Keep Soaring; Alonso Pushes Mets Past Padres

Jonathan Grant | July 25th, 2022

Even when the Los Angeles Dodgers don’t have their best stuff, they just keep finding a way to win. That was the case on Sunday afternoon as they swept the San Francisco Giants away with a 7-4 win, running their streak up to eight games in the process. Clayton Kershaw started on the mound and wasn’t at his sharpest, exiting before the fifth inning concluded, but it didn’t matter as Trayce Thompson and Gavin Lux each drove in two runs apiece to help put them over the top. Thompson’s older, more famous brother, Klay, was also in attendance to see the display, and that will have no doubt been a special moment for the siblings.

Elsewhere, the Toronto Blue Jays won their sixth consecutive outing, downing the Boston Red Sox 8-5 at Fenway Park with another hitting spree. A five run top of the first that included a three-run triple from Raimel Tapia set the tone on a day where they racked up 15 hits as a team and pulled further clear of the BoSox, losers of their last five. Boston now sit at 48-48 and are in danger of seeing their season slide out of control. In the night cap on Sunday, the New York Mets increased their advantage in the NL East back to 1.5 games over the Atlanta Braves by beating San Diego 8-5. No runs were scored until the Padres got on the board in the sixth, but Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer as part of a five-run bottom half of the frame, and that proved to be the beginning of the end for the Fathers. He would later double in the seventh, too, giving him four RBI’s on the evening.

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