For the first time in what seems like a long time, the Dodgers led wire-to-wire to secure a victory. Dodgers starter Tyler Anderson threw six shutout innings to help LA secure a series win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Anderson yielded just three hits across six innings of work and exited the game with a sparkling 2.96 ERA on the season.
On the back of Anderson’s fine start, the Dodgers bested the Cardinals 4-0 in the series finale, with none other than Gavin Lux launching a two-run shot in the seventh innings to push LA’s lead to four runs.
The series in St. Louis displayed the best and worst of this Dodgers team. LA lost the series opener 7-6 on Tuesday, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and fell short of a miraculous comeback.
On Wednesday, the Dodgers battled back from a 6-0 deficit, posting seven runs in final three frames.
Safe to say, Thursday was the type of dominant win that fans have come to expect from this talented LA roster.
After Thursday’s win, the red-hot hitting Freddie Freeman admitted that he was a big fan of less dramatic wins.
“I like these ones. We’ve come back a lot, that’s a testament to our team of good they are. When Tyler came out and pitched like the way he did, Justin getting on board early, Gavin home run, Trea flying around bases that was more fun.”
The Dodgers are now nine and a half games ahead of the San Diego Padres in the NL West standings and four wins ahead of the Braves for the best record in the NL.
Up next for the Dodgers is a pair of “road” games against the Orange County Angels before they get to enjoy the All-Star break.
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