Dodgers 10, Orioles 3: Bats pile up 13 hits and 8 walks, cruise to a win and take series against Orioles

After having their six-game winning streak snapped against the Mets, the Dodgers have bounced back by taking two in a row from the red-hot Orioles, with an especially impressive win tonight in coasting to a 10-3 win. That now makes it five series victories in a row.


After an uneventful 1st against Orioles starter Tyler Wells, the 2nd started off about as well as the Dodgers could’ve dreamed. J.D. Martinez drew a walk, David Peralta followed with a single, and Jason Heyward‘s resurgent season continued with his 9th dong of the year for a 3-0 lead.

The rally didn’t end there, as Miguel Rojas walked and James Outman‘s single cornered the runners. After a pop-up, back-to-back singles from Freddie Freeman and Will Smith plated two more for a 5-0 lead, though he was able to escape without further mess.

That was a boost to emergency starter Michael Grove, who began the game with a clean frame, but like Wells, he ran into trouble in the 2nd by issuing a lead-off walk and giving up a double to Aaron Hicks for a run to make the lead 5-1.

But he then navigated through that minor jam, then allowed just a single over the next three innings, keeping a hot Orioles offense at bay. The Dodgers tried to have him get the 6th as well, but he left a jam after a double and a walk. Nevertheless, it was exactly the kind of outing the Dodgers needed as they look to buy time until the deadline and Clayton Kershaw‘s return.

5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 83 Pitches

Again, the run total remained at one because Yency Almonte came in and continued his run of competence, getting three outs in a row without allowing the Orioles baserunners to even move.


Meanwhile, the bats were going through it a bit. Cole Irvin took over in the 3rd for Wells, again escaping further runs after a single and a walk. The Dodgers stranded a chance again in the 4th following a double, and couldn’t come through in the 5th after being gifted an error that was followed by a single.

Things got worse in the 6th, as they loaded the bases with nobody out behind Freddie getting hit by a pitch, Will singling, and Max Muncy reaching on an error that was a botched double play ball. The Dodgers proceeded to respond with a pair of strikeouts and a groundout to end the threat.

Thankfully, they finally took advantage of another golden opportunity in the 7th. Back-to-back walks to Outman and Rojas ended Irvin’s night, but his relief provided none as a double steal followed and was thrown into left for a run.

After walks to Mookie and Freddie, the bases were loaded with nobody out again, and things didn’t look good after Dills grounded into a force out at home. But Muncy followed with a grounder again and the throw was late at home to plate a run, then J.D. singled the other way to drive in another and make it 8-1. Chris Taylor later walked with two outs to force another run home and make it 9-1.

The runs continued to cross in the 7th after a Freeman double was followed by a Smith infield single and another error by the Orioles allowed Freddie to score and make it 10-1.

That was it for the Dodgers, but it was all they needed.


Back to the Dodgers pen, it was Phil Bickford in for a clean 7th, but he was also tasked with the 8th and gave up a walk while only getting an out.

Nick Robertson entered and didn’t have a great outing. He allowed a double and a pair of singles in the inning to plate two runs (including one that was Bickford’s) to make it 10-3. Thankfully, he settled down in the 9th, only giving up a single before ending it.


Giants53-41 (2 GB)*
Diamondbacks52-42 (2.5 GB)*

*Either still playing or will play later.

The Dodgers will go for a sweep at the ungodly hour of 7:05 AM HT/10:05 AM PT/1:05 PM ET with Julio Urias facing Dean Kremer.

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