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Well this could be what the Dodgers have been waiting for. The Mariners were a team on the decline just as well as the Dodgers. One fo them had to come out victorious in the series and it looks like that will be the Dodgers. Sparked by Lux’s late-inning heroics, the Dodgers have now won back to back games. But the biggest piece of news is that this is the Dodgers’ first series win in the past 6. The had lost to the Padres, Reds, Brewers, Cubs, and the Angels in their skid. By taking 2 games of 2 from the Mariners in Los Angeles, they have convincingly won a series and are one win away from turning it into a streak.
The Dodgers have been without their superstar Cody Bellinger for all but 4 games. He is still expected to miss about a month or more so every win is crucial for the Dodgers as they eye another NL West division title. Their biggest competition comes from San Diego even though the Giants are currently in first place. While the Giants have a good team, they are not on the level of the Padres or the Dodgers yet. But I love an underdog so I’ll be keeping a close eye on them.
Lux and Urias ignite the Dodgers’ wins
Gavin Lux but the Dodgers on his back on Tuesday when he hit a go-ahead 3-run home run in the bottom of the 8th inning against the Mariners. That took the game from 3-4 to 6-4 that is how the game ended. Julio Urias was the star for the Dodgers on Wednesday as he went 7 innings while only giving up 1 run on 2 hits. He struck out 6 and walked 1 in the process as well. The Dodgers gave him plenty of run support with 6 runs scored before the 6th inning. The game ended 7-1 and the Dodgers were able to complete the mini 2-game sweep.
The Dodgers pick things up again on Friday when they face the Miami Marlins in Los Angeles. The Marlins are coming off of 2 series losses against the Brewers and Diamondbacks. Although the Marlins will have a chance to tie their 4-game series against the Diamondbacks today if they are able to come away with the win.
Dodgers’ big 3 this weekend
Kershaw will be the starter on Friday, followed by Bauer on Saturday and Buehler on Sunday. Needless to say, the Dodgers should come out with the series win at the least but will be looking for a sweep with their three aces heading the effort this weekend.