Dodgers Win Two in Weekend Series Against Diamondbacks

After a somewhat dismal performance on Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers mustered just enough offense in the finale on Sunday to secure a 3-0 win and seal a two-games-to-one series victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The win was the 100th of the year for the Dodgers, the ninth-time in franchise history they hit the century milestone for victories.

Lefty starter Julio Urias notched the win for the Dodgers, improving his season record to 19-3. Urias threw five full shutout innings, surrendering five hits while striking out three on 85 pitches. The lefty’s 19 wins leads all the majors.

The Los Angeles offense was led by Corey Seager and Trea Turner, who accounted for all three of the team’s runs. Seager slugged a pair of homers, while Turner added one of his own. Coincidentally, the day saw both players hit the 100th long balls of their respective careers.

Seager’s 464-foot blast was the longest of his career and the second-longest of the season for the Dodgers. Hitting out of the two and three holes, Seager and Turner went back-to-back in the first inning. Seager’s second of the game came in the third frame.

Turner’s blast was his 25th of the year, the most he’s ever hit in a single season. His previous HR high was 19 back in both 2018 and 2019.

Both Seager and Turner shared their rookie years during the 2016 season, and both players are still in the conversation for the Los Angeles shortstop duties next year, although Turner appears to be in the driver’s seat with Seager heading towards free agency.

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Along with Max Scherzer and Walker Buehler, Urias remains in the conversation as a strong contender in the National League Cy Young Award Race.

Starting pitcher Humberto Mejia took the loss for Arizona after going just 2-2/3 innings. His record dropped to 0-3.

Lefty reliever Justin Bruihl, righty Joe Kelly and righty Corey Knebel threw the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, holding Arizona scoreless. Kenley Jansen threw a one-hit ninth inning to notch his 36th save of the year.

In the meantime, while the Dodgers are winning series, the Giants are securing sweeps. San Francisco defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday, maintaining a two-game divisional lead over the Dodgers.

After an off day on Monday, the Dodgers will begin a three-game series against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday before finishing the season with a three-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Both series will be played at Dodger Stadium.

More Thoughts About Gavin Lux Playing Third Base

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For those who weren’t following Triple-A Oklahoma City’s dramatic 11-10 win against Albuquerque on Tuesday night, you missed Gavin Lux’s professional debut at third base.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Clayton Kershaw, Mookie Betts, Corey Seager, More

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For as much as the summer trade deadline hyped up all those close to the Dodgers, the injury setbacks and bullpen use are still lingering concerns as the final third of the season approaches.

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4 Reasons Why Dodgers Might ‘Stay Put’ at 2021 MLB Trade Deadline

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After Saturday night’s 1-0 victory over the Rockies, the Dodgers find themselves maintaining a stronghold on the second-place spot in the National League West with a tidy 60-40 record. Heading into Sunday’s games, Los Angeles trails the struggling first-place Giants by two games. The Dodgers have 62 contests remaining on their regular season schedule.

The 2021 MLB Trade Deadline is less than a week away.

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Dodgers Claim Bobby Wahl from Brewers, Move Corey Seager to 60-Day Injured List

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In a day when unwarranted accusations against Trevor Bauer dominated many of the MLB’s Google searches, there was also a bit of secondary news surrounding Los Angeles player personnel.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, More

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Right when things seem to be looking up for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the injury front, something else happens that pushes the team a few steps backwards.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Tony Gonsolin, Brusdar Graterol, AJ Pollock, More

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Although the injured list of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been as high as 14 players recently, the current recovery trend suggests the team could conceivably be down to single digits in the coming weeks.

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Dodgers Roster: Exploring the Big League Depth at Shortstop

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As of Sunday morning, there was no additional news on the exact condition of Corey Seager’s hand, aside from the fact that X-rays administered on Saturday night showed a fracture. Either way, the untimely injury will cause yet another shakeup to an already fluid active roster. Including the four players on the 60-day injured list, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have a total of 13 players on the shelf at the start of Sunday’s finale against the Marlins.

(Update: Reports Sunday afternoon indicated that Seager fractured the fifth metacarpal in his right hand, but surgery will not be necessary. There has yet to be any estimated timetables announced for a prospective return. Keibert Ruiz has taken Seager’s spot on the active roster for Sunday’s game.)

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Envisioning a Dodgers Infield Five Years from Now

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If there’s one main, recurring theme we keep hearing about the Los Angeles Dodgers, it’s undeniably the concept of player depth. There are some fans who may actually be growing tired of the term, but it’s definitely one of the primary reasons the club has succeeded so much in recent years.

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Let’s Talk More About Corey Seager

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In addition to the excitement surrounding the signing of Trevor Bauer and Justin Turner over the winter, another popular story around the Dodgers’ camp was the prospective re-signing of Corey Seager.

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