Dodgers Highlights: Max Muncy Hits Home Run, Trea Turner Shows Off Speed Vs. Diamondbacks
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The Los Angeles Dodgers offset a somewhat shaky performance from Julio Urias by collecting 14 hits in a 5-3 win to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks and finish 6-0 on their homestand. L.A. additionally picked up a full game on the San Francisco Giants with the victory.

As Urias got through two hitless innings, the Dodgers took a lead in the bottom of the second when Justin Turner’s single started a rally. It was followed by Will Smith drawing a walk and Cody Bellinger loading the bases with his single into right field.

Gavin Lux then ambushed the first pitch he saw from Merrill Kelly to tie the game with an RBI base hit.

A leadoff single by Turner and Smith’s double set the table again for the Dodgers in the bottom of the fourth. Bellinger’s productive out pulled the Dodgers even, and Lux again attacked the first pitch for an RBI base hit.

Mookie Betts nearly contributed a two-out RBI double but was robbed by Henry Ramos making a leaping catch at the wall in left field to end the inning.

Max Muncy wound up providing some breathing room behind a leadoff home run in the bottom of the fifth. Trea Turner’s speed then helped the Dodgers manufacture a run in the sixth as he beat out chopper to second base, allowing Matt Beaty to score rather than the inning ending.

Even with falling short of lofty expectations, Urias became the first pitcher to 18 wins this season. He’s the Dodgers’ first 18-game winner since Clayton Kershaw went 18-4 in 2017.

Dodgers clinch home-field advantage for Wild Card

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