Dodgers Highlights: James Outman Hits Home Run In Debut Against Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers prospect James Outman enjoyed a historic MLB debut to help lead the way in a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. That gave the Dodgers a series win at Coors Field and tied a franchise record with 21 victories during the month.

Outman became the eighth player in Dodgers franchise history to hit a home run in his first career plate appearance. Outman, Keibert Ruiz (2020), Garey Ingram (1994) and Jose Offerman (1990) are the only who have accomplished the feat since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles.

Outman’s homer was quickly erased, however, beginning with Brian Serven leading off the bottom of the third inning with a home run. Tony Gonsolin then worked himself into trouble by hitting a batter and issuing a walk.

After the Rockies scored three runs in the bottom of the third, the Dodgers responded in the fourth to take a decided lead.

Cody Bellinger was credited with an RBI double, but he took third base and a second run scored on Randal Grichuk’s error. The Rockies committed seven errors during the series, which led to four unearned runs for the Dodgers.

Max Muncy provided some breathing room with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, Freddie Freeman’s double extended the lead in the seventh, and Outman added an RBI double in the eighth.

Outman sets Dodgers records

Outman became the first Dodgers rookie with at least three hits in his MLB debut since Mike Piazza in 1992. He also joined Ernie Koy (1938) and Offerman as the only Dodgers with a home run and three hits in his first career game.

And Outman additionally is the first player in L.A. Dodgers franchise history with three hits and three RBI in his MLB debut. Packy Rogers did so for Brooklyn in 1938.

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