Dodgers 12, Blue Jays 2: Winning streak reaches 5 as Dodgers total 19 hits & Gavin Stone sets career-high in innings

After a sweep of the Nationals to start the road trip that got the vibes going at least, the good vibes continued today as the Dodgers jumped on the Blue Jays and kept the pedal on the gas in a 12-2 blowout victory to make it five wins in a row.

Another complete game for the Dodgers, as a strong pitching performance was backed by strong defense and a top-to-bottom lineup performance.


After a start without command last time out, Gavin Stone was missing his swing-and-miss changeup today, but impressed by keeping the Blue Jays off the board for the most part.

He started things off strong with a 10-pitch 1st, worked around a lead-off single in the 2nd, and then a pair of walks in the 3rd. The 4th saw him gave up his first run on a 3-2 fastball right down the middle to Danny Jansen.

With the lead he had, that was an understandable choice, and he rebounded in the 5th to get nice eight-pitch inning, got a nine-pitch inning in the 6th, and a seven-pitch inning in the 7th.

He got a bunch of defensive help as well.

Stone set down his last 10 in a row and made one of the best starts of his career.


Stone was able to have a relaxing outing because the Dodgers lineup got healthy against Chris Bassitt, and the damage started coming immediately.

Welcomed to Toronto by boos, Shohei Ohtani wasted no time smashing his seventh homer of the year in the 1st, tying him with Dave Roberts for the most homers by a Japanese-born player in team history.

After stranding a pair of singles in the 2nd, the Dodgers batted around in the 3rd. Mookie Betts singled and stole second, Ohtani walked, Freddie Freeman singled to score a run, Will Smith singled to score another run, and then Muncy absolutely blasted a ball high into the air for a skyscraping three-run homer (his fifth) to make it 6-0 in a flash.

Remarkably, they weren’t done. A Teoscar Hernandez infield single was followed by a pair of outs, but after he stole second, Gavin Lux singled to make it 7-0. After he also stole second, Mookie came up again and walked, which knocked Bassitt out of the game. They didn’t get more, but sheesh.

It didn’t take them long to start scoring again, as Will lined his second homer of the year to left for an 8-0 lead in the 4th.

The offense was relentless today, adding another in the 5th after the Blue Jays got their first run, as Andy Pages led off with a single and eventually scored on a Mookie double to make it 9-1.

The 6th was another big inning for the Dodgers as they scored for their fourth inning in a row. A Smith double was followed by a Max single and throwing error to plate a run, a James Outman single cornered the runners, and a Pages deep sacrifice fly made it 11-1.

The offense did settle down a bit later, without runs in the 7th and 8th.

Meanwhile, to start finishing things up out of the pen was Nick Ramirez for the Dodgers in the 8th. He gave up a run on a walk, double, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. groundout to make it 11-2, but no biggie.

The Dodgers got that run back when position player Isiah Kiner-Falefa entered in the 9th and walked Miguel Rojas, gave up a single to Austin Barnes, and eventually a Smith sac fly made it 12-2. That led to this important moment.

Ramirez continued in the 9th, working around a walk and a pair of singles to close the game out nicely without needing further pen arms to be used.


Teoscar says hi.

Mookie and Justin Turner share a laugh. Sigh.


17-11, back to a 98-win season pace.

Tomorrow is way too early on some East Coast bullshit at 9:07 AM HT/12:07 PM PT/3:07 PM ET. It’ll be Tyler Glasnow against a rejuvenated Yusei Kikuchi.

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