The Los Angeles Dodgers completed their final home series of regular season in style, earning a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies for their 100th win of the season.
Hyun-Jin Ryu got the start on the mound in his second-to-last outing before the playoffs, and other than a pair of home runs, turned in a solid outing. Ryu allowed six hits and three runs while striking out eight without issuing a walk in seven innings.
While the Dodgers hit four home runs on the afternoon, the biggest highlight came courtesy of Ryu. He stepped to the plate with the Dodgers trailing 1-0 in the fifth inning and proceeded to launch a game-tying home run to right-center field.
The longball was the first of Ryu’s career and came at a much-needed time as it jolted the offense. Los Angeles wound up scoring five runs in that fifth inning as Joc Pederson followed Ryu’s home run with a walk and then Gavin Lux and Justin Turner both singled to load the bases.
Perhaps the leading National League MVP candidate, Cody Bellinger, added to his outstanding season with a grand slam to right field. Bellinger is up to 46 home runs and 114 RBI on the season, which are both the best marks of his career.
Of his homers, 18 — including the grand slam — have come against a left-handed pitcher. That’s the most of any left-handed batter, and Bellinger is tied with J.D. Martinez for the overall mark of homers off a southpaw.
Bellinger has been great all season, but the Dodgers’ hottest hitter at the moment is Corey Seager. He put together a sixth straight multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4 with a solo home run that gave him 18 on the season.
The Dodgers finished the 2019 season with a 59-22 record, which not only accounts for the best home record in the league, but also the most wins in Dodger Stadium history.