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Dodgers Highlights: Mookie Betts Runs Wild, Dustin May Dominates, and AJ Pollock Crushes

The Dodgers get a much-needed series win over the San Diego Padres.



The Dodgers needed this series win in San Diego more than you might think. After seeing their lead dwindle to just 1.5 games in the NL West after Monday’s loss, Los Angeles rebounded for two very good wins over a powerful Padres’ lineup.

Mookie Betts absolutely came to play, and he ran wild against the Padres’ defense. Betts stole three bases in the win, the first Dodgers player to steal three bags in a game since Trayce Thompson did it in 2016.

Mookie Betts is a one man wrecking crew! Has big day with bat and legs

AJ Pollock also reached a milestone in his career, launching the 100th homerun of his career in the 2nd inning to give the Dodgers the lead. Pollock got most of the homeruns playing with the Diamondbacks obviously. 

Will Smith added to the huge year that he is putting together and also helped put the Dodgers up 5-1 at the right time. The Padres would not rebound from that dagger, even though it was just the 5th inning. 

Chris Taylor didn’t want to miss out on the action, and he made his presence known late in the game. He launched a ball off of Garrett Richards WAY up into the second deck at Petco. 

Oh yeah, the Dodgers also clinched a playoff berth in this win, after the Rockies and Brewers lost their games earlier today.

The Dodgers got to walk away with a series win over the Padres, but it was much bigger than that. Los Angeles will also head out to Colorado to face the Rockies with a 3.5 game lead over San Diego. 

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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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  1. Your article on Mookie Betts speaking out against against gunshot ambushes against officers says that he condones the violence. Clearly, you mean to say that he condemns it. Please correct.

  2. Many people are misquoted, I’m sure this is one of those times. Thank you, Mr. Betts for your sympathy. I only wish more people of color and well known would speak as well. Not all Whites are bad, not all Blacks are bad, not all people of Hispanic blood are bad, not all Cops are bad. High profile people of all colors must come out of hiding and tell the protesters to do it in good faith and do it well with no violence. Have your march as Mr. Marin Luther King would, end it, and go home. Mr. King would not condone this type of march, he would be ashamed of it and them. This is not peaceful.

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