The Dodgers entered Wednesday afternoon with a reputation you want in the big leagues. Indeed, this is a team that likes to hit home runs in front of it’s home crowd. Already, the Dodgers set a big league record on Opening Day when they pounded eight home runs against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
And so on Wednesday, they needed just one home run to tie baseball’s record of 32 games straight with a home run at home. While Sonny Gray of the Cincinnati Reds was very good, he ended up making a critical mistake to A.J. Pollock in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Then, history belonged to the Los Angeles Dodgers once again.
The #Dodgers have now hit a HR in 32 Consecutive games at dodger Stadium, dating back to last season. That ties in MLB record.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) April 17, 2019
With that Pollock HR, the #Dodgers have now homered in 32 consecutive home games. It matches the MLB record
— Rick Krajewski (@Rick_K21) April 17, 2019
Furthermore – here’s the blast that made baseball history – and gave the Dodgers a victory on Wednesday afternoon!
Well, you wanted to face A.J. so… pic.twitter.com/62NiBjYKgZ
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 17, 2019
Moreover, this is a really cool record to own a share of. Seriously, there is no better mark of a team that excites than a team that puts runs on the board at home via the home run.
The streak began on August 21st, 2018 against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 5-2 loss. It was Manny Machado who homered that day off Luke Weaver to begin this streak.
Still, it’s important to remember that the Dodgers do not yet solely own the record. They will take aim at 33 games on April 26th, a Friday evening against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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