The Los Angeles Dodgers reached 100 wins this season behind Corey Seager and Trea Turner combining for three home runs in a 3-0 shut out of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both Seager and Turner reached the benchmark of 100 career home runs while the Dodgers notched a 100th win.
“That’s really cool. That’s kind of a milestone, it’s really exciting,” Seager said after the win. “You celebrate it tonight and then back to business on Tuesday.”
Unsurprisingly, Seager was unaware he had started to close in on his 100th career homer. “That’s something you don’t really think about until it kind of happens,” he said. “Once it did, it kind of takes you back a little bit and you get really excited.”
Seager reached the milestone with the longest home run of his career at 464 feet, and the memento was retrieved. “That was really nice of the fan that gave it back to me,” he said. “Really appreciative of that and really excited about it. … That one will stay with me. That one will go home, go in a case somewhere.”
Having missed six weeks while recovering from a right hand fracture, Seager is only up to 13 home runs this season. However, he’s had a productive all-around year leading into what’s expected to be a lucrative free agency.
“Corey has been swinging the bat extremely well over the last three weeks. Really well. Taking great at-bats,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Seager enjoyed making history with Turner
Seager and Turner became the first teammates to hit their 100th career home run in the same game since Jay Gibbons and Melvin Mora on Sept. 27, 2005.
“That’s really cool,” Seager said of Turner reaching the milestone as well. “Really good player, it’s been fun to watch him play, it’s been fun to play against him and it’s been really fun to play with him. We’re excited about what’s next.”
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