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Dodgers Dominate the Mariners in Game One Backed by Muscle

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Aug 17, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) watches his two-run home run go over the fence against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers and Mariners squared off in Seattle for game one of a three-game set on Friday. Wade LeBlanc took on young flamethrower Walker Buehler in what would turn out to be a blowout victory for Los Angeles.

Buehler added on to an already impressive year, allowing just one run over six innings. That run came off of a solo shot. Other than that one blemish, he was phenomenal. He struck out eight batters, walked two, and allowed just three hits. He left the game after the sixth with a ten-run lead.

The Offense

The Dodgers’ bats decided to make an appearance in this one, putting up eleven run en route to a blowout. The Dodgers also hammered five homeruns, similar to the types of games they had in June. Manny Machado went deep twice for his 27th and 28th longball on the year. Grandal, Kemp, and Muncy all had homeruns as well.

Dylan Floro followed Buehler with an inning of relief work. He tossed a perfect 7th inning, striking out one. Floro’s earned run average is now down to 2.55 as he continues his breakout year. Zac Rosscup finished out the game pitching two innings of scoreless work.

Looking Ahead

Rich Hill will go for the Dodgers on Saturday evening, as he faces off against Erasmo Ramirez. Ramirez is coming off of a scoreless five-inning performance against Houston last week. Rich Hill has been great in the month of August, in what will be his fourth start of the month. He has tossed 17.1 innings and pitched to a low 2.60 era.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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