Dodgers on track

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Marching slowly toward the top of the National League West, the Dodgers (33-32) grabbed two of three games from Atlanta this past weekend at the Stadium.

The Boys of Summer, who have won seven of 10, are tied for second with San Francisco, two and a half games behind Arizona (35-29).

Enrique Hernandez (two hits), Logan Forsythe (two runs with two hits) and Max Muncy (two runs batted in) all bashed solo homers in a 7-2 win on Sunday.

Ross Stripling (5-1) went six and two-third innings, striking out six, allowing four hits and two runs.

Tyler Flowers singled and doubled with three RBIs, Charlie Culberson, a one-time Dodger, had three hits with an RBI as the Braves nabbed a 5-3 triumph on Saturday.

Walker Buehler (4-1) ventured five and one-third frames, yielding two hits and one run with four strikeouts on Friday as the Boys in Blue took a 7-3 decision over the Braves.

Yasmani Grandal clubbed two solo shots, Muncy (two hits) had a homer and two RBIs, Joc Pederson and Cody Bellinger each hit solo rockets and Yasiel Puig (one hit) contributed an RBI.

The Dodgers outlasted Pittsburgh 8-7 on Thursday at PNC Park as Pederson (three runs) hit two homers with a double and three RBIs while Bellinger (three hits and two runs) also homered and knocked in two runs.

The Pirates claimed an 11-9 victory on Wednesday behind the hitting of Josh Harrison (two hits with a run and three RBIs) and Corey Dickerson (three hits and four runs).

Matt Kemp had a two-run double and three-run homer while Bellinger (two runs) laced a two-run shot.

Pederson connected on a two-run bomb to help propel the Dodgers to a 5-0 blanking on Tuesday.

Kemp (run and hit) added a sacrifice fly while Puig and Bellinger each mashed solo homers to help back Stripling, who toured five innings while giving up four hits and fanning seven.

 

 

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The Sports Department Rick Assad has written about sports for the Pasadena Star-News and Los Angeles Times. Contact him at richsports5@sbcglobal.net.

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