The Los Angeles Dodgers have been in a tough fight all season long with both the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants. Right now, they are taking full advantage of the Giants’ more human-run (5-5 through the last ten) to close in on their NL West rivals. Following a 9-2 road win over the woeful Colorado Rockies on Saturday night, they are now just a single game off the Giants’ pace in the division. How did they win this particular game?
Walker Buehler was solid, as usual, on the mound, throwing seven innings and allowing just two runs. Max Muncy was also quite helpful, producing hitting two home runs and two RBI singles on top of that. Mookie Betts, who had to leave with a hip injury, also set the tone nicely from the leadoff spot, going 4-4 with four extra base hits. One of those was a homer in the top of the third. Muncy’s five RBI’s, though, made the telling difference and pushed the Dodgers a bit closer to potentially retaking the divisional lead they are accustomed to.