A two-horse race between San Francisco (63-48) and the Dodgers continues.
This past weekend, the Blue Crew (62-49) swiped two of three from Boston at the Stadium and are one game behind the Giants in the National League West.
Adrian Gonzalez (three hits and three runs) walloped his 300th career homer in the seventh inning as the Dodgers claimed Sunday’s game 8-5.
Rob Segedin, playing in his first big-league game, set a club record by driving in four runs in a debut. Segedin had a two-run double in the fourth and a two-run single in the fifth.
“I just remained calm and tried to help the team any way that I could,’’ said the 27-year-old Segedin, who was drafted by the New York Yankees in the third round in 2010. “In my first at-bat, I grounded out, but I was able to get around on fastballs in my other at-bats against David Price (9-8), who is one of the best pitchers in baseball.’’
Enrique Hernandez (home run and two runs) knocked in two and Justin Turner walloped his 20th homer, a solo smash in the seventh.
Ross Stripling (3-3) didn’t surrender a run over five innings in a 3-0 win on Saturday as Gonzalez (three hits) had a run batted in with a run scored.
A.J. Ellis tossed in an RBI single in the second and Corey Seager a run-scoring double in the fifth.
The Red Sox beat the Dodgers 9-0 on Friday as Sandy Leon (single and a homer) scored two runs and delivered four RBIs.
On Thursday, Kenta Maeda (10-7) went five and two-third innings, allowing four hits and two runs in a 4-2 triumph over Colorado at Coors Field.
Yasmani Grandal chipped in with two hits that included a homer and drove in two runs, Seager drilled a solo homer (19th) and Howie Kendrick contributed two hits and an RBI.
Colorado creamed the Dodgers 12-2 on Wednesday with Carlos Gonzalez and Nolan Arenado each scoring three runs and chipping in with three RBIs.
Gonzalez homered twice, clubbing his 22nd and 23rd, and Arenado singled and homered (27th).
The Rockies routed the Blue Crew 7-2 on Tuesday as Gonzalez singled twice and added a double with four RBIs.