Dodgers 5, D’backs 3: 4-game sweep complete

Justin Turner. Photo by: Cody Bashore

Guess no one claimed the recap. So, this is what you get. (Plus, I’m sick.)

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Walker Buehler didn’t have his longest outing, but was quality for the most part in a solid start: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 91 Pitches.

Offensively, the Dodgers managed to get it done again. They scored within the first two batters behind a Mookie Betts double and Freddie Freeman single in the 1st.

Then after going quiet for a bit, they exploded in the 4th behind a Will Smith double, Max Muncy single, and then JT staying hot with his fourth homer of the year, a three-run shot.

They weren’t done either, as a Cody Bellinger double followed and was cashed in by Gavin Lux for a 5-3 lead.

From there the pen mostly took care of business down the stretch

Justin Bruihl got a scoreless 6th, but Brusdar Graterol gave up a run and only got two outs in the 7th. No worries as recently activated David Price got four outs to setup Daniel Hudson for the save in the 9th.

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Dodgers are 25-12.

They travel to Philadelphia for a 4-gamer against the Bryce Harper’s.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.