To say that the Los Angeles Dodgers had a good night against the St. Louis Cardinals would be a gross understatement. The Dodgers brought their bats with them and pounded Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez right out of the game after 2/3 of an inning. Furthermore, the Dodgers set multiple records on Wednesday night. The first one was the most runs in one inning in Los Angeles Dodgers history. They scored 15 runs when they were in Brooklyn, back in 1954.
Wednesday night, they scored 11 runs in the first inning, which was the most runs in the first inning since 1952. Therefore, it was another Los Angeles Dodger record. Cody Bellinger set a Dodgers franchise record with six RBI in one inning. He did this because he batted twice in the first inning. In his first at-bat of the game, Bellinger hit a single that scored two. He came up later in the same inning with the bases loaded and hit a Grand Slam.
Walker Buehler had another strong performance. He threw his ninth Quality Start of the season as he threw six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. However, the main story is the Dodgers hitting. They finished with another 10-hit game–their second of the series with the Cardinals. The Dodgers took two of three from the Cardinals this time around. This is a good sign for the Dodgers because it shows that multiple players are hitting, rather than just a few players hitting homers. In fact, even Walker Buehler got in on the action with a two-RBI double of his own.
The final score in this one was the Dodgers over the Cardinals 14-3. The Dodgers will look to continue their success as they head to Georgia to play three against their 2020 NLCS foes in the Atlanta Braves. After that, they will head to Pennsylvania to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates before heading back home. With the Dodgers win and the San Diego Padres loss, the Dodgers move into second place just one game behind the red-hot, first-place San Francisco Giants. This will be an exciting week as the Dodgers look to be heating up, and the Giants are remaining hot.
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