Despite struggling over the last two weeks, the Dodgers 16-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday helped them pick up their league leading 17th win of the 2021 season.
Before Sunday, the Dodgers had lost 10 of their last 13 games, including three straight to the Brewers. The defending World Series Champions are certainly not used to this kind of losing skid and it was unexpected following their red hot start to the season where they won 13 of their first 15 games.
The offense in Sunday’s game was led by Matt Beaty and AJ Pollock. The two of them combined for 15 RBIs, eight from Pollock and seven from Beaty. You have to go back to August of 2007 to find the last time a pair of teammates each had seven RBIs in a game.
Beaty got the Dodgers on the board with two outs in the first inning when he singled with the bases loaded. Pollock then followed up Beaty’s single with a grand slam and just like that the Dodgers were up 5-0. With two outs in the second inning, Beaty matched Pollock’s grand slam with one of his own. The Dodgers led the Brewers 9-0 after two innings with all of the RBIs coming from Beaty and Pollock and all with two outs.
Beaty would continue his career day in the fourth inning when he drove in two more runs with a single to right center field. Then in the sixth Pollock would continue to add to his already stellar performance with a 417 foot home run that helped score Will Smith and Chris Taylor.
Pollock would notch his eight RBI of the day in the eighth inning with a double to left field that was just feet away from being his third homer of the afternoon. After his at bat, the Dodgers led 15-1, with all 15 runs being driven in by Pollock and Beaty. That would change two pitches later when Gavin Lux singled scoring Beaty.
As a team the Dodgers racked up a season high 18 hits. Beaty led the way with four hits. Pollock and Taylor followed behind with three hits each. Lux, Smith, and Justin Turner each added two, while Corey Seager and Sheldon Neuse finished it off with one hit a piece.
Julio Urias was on the mound Sunday for the Dodgers. The young left hander picked up his fourth win of the season. He is 4-0. He tossed seven innings, giving up just one run on four hits. Urias also struck out 10 Brewer hitters on the day, his second highest mark of the season. He is now sitting at a 2.87 ERA.
The Dodgers had their first of three games postponed and will play a doubleheader Tuesday in Chicago against the Cubs and then will come back to LA for the weekend series in Anaheim against the Angels.
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