Dodgers Highlights: Max Muncy’s Home Run Against Giants; Trea Turner Makes Sliding Catch

The Los Angeles Dodgers received another complete effort from their lineup to defeat the San Francisco Giants, 8-2, and earn the first road win by either team in the season series. Furthermore, the Dodgers are on a five-game winning streak against the Giants.

Matters didn’t begin on an encouraging note for L.A. as Andrew Heaney needed 27 pitches to get through the first inning. Because of being on a pitch count, Heaney only completed four innings, but did hold the Giants to just the one run scored in the opening frame.

Max Muncy erased the Dodgers’ deficit with a two-run home run off Logan Webb in the second inning. It was Muncy’s 18th career home run against the Giants, and tied with the San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. for most by a visiting player with seven at Oracle Park.

After James Outman singled and Mookie Betts doubled to start the third inning, Trea Turner’s sacrifice fly extended the Dodgers’ lead. Freddie Freeman and Will Smith then followed suit with an RBI single and run-scoring double, respectively.

Smith collected his second RBI double of the night in the fifth inning, Turner’s leadoff home run in the seventh extended his hitting streak to 19 games, and Freeman added an RBI single in the ninth for good measure.

Turner, Freeman, Smith and Muncy tied for the game-high with two RBI each. Freeman had a second a second consecutive three-hit game. Turner ended the night with another dazzling sliding catch.

James Outman starting Dodgers career on hot streak

After tying or setting new Dodgers records in his MLB debut, James Outman added to an impressive career start by going 2-for-2 with a walk in the win.

Outman became the first Dodgers player to reach base at least three times in each of his first two career games since Bernie Neis in April 1920, and he’s the first to get on safely a minimum of seven times over that same span since Casey Stengel in 1912.

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