Recap: Trea Turner & Max Muncy Lead Dodgers To Freeway Series Sweep

The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a Freeway Series sweep of the L.A. Angels backed by four home runs in a 7-1 victory to become the first team in the National League to reach 60 wins.

Trea Turner put the Dodgers on top with a solo home run in the first inning and they never looked back. It was his 13th of the season and gave the team an early 1-0 lead to work with.

That score held until the third inning when the offense broke out. Following a Gain Lux leadoff walk and a strikeout from Mookie Betts, Turner hit his second home run of the game in nearly the same spot as the first to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead.

With the two long balls, Turner accomplished his 11th career multi-homer game and drove in his 68th run of the season. His career-high RBI total is 77, so with nearly half a season left of play, he has a great chance of surpassing that mark.

Freddie Freeman followed Turner with a double to extend his hitting streak to eight games and Justin Turner worked a two-out walk. Max Muncy then doubled the Dodgers’ lead with a three-run blast to put them up 6-0.

Freeman added another multi-hit game to his season with a solo home run in the fifth inning to extend the Dodgers’ lead to seven runs. He now has at least two hits in five of his last six games.

Additionally, Freeman became the 298th player in MLB history to drive in 1,000 runs in his career.

The Angels broke the shutout in the seventh inning on a Brandon Marsh solo home run. They had multiple other chances to score but couldn’t capitalize against the Dodgers’ pitching.

The Dodgers have now won five consecutive series heading into the All-Star break.

Julio Urías caps off stellar first half

Making his final start of the first half, Julio Urías threw seven innings while allowing just one run and striking out eight batters. Urías also gave up just five hits, with one of them coming when Muncy slipped on the infield dirt trying to field a softly hit ground ball, and walked none.

The left-hander was among the Dodgers who were snubbed from the All-Star Game, along with Freddie Freeman and Will Smith. However, Tyler Anderson was honored with his first career selection to the team prior to the game.

Urias was followed by Caleb Ferguson and Phil Bickford, who reached pitched a scoreless inning to finish out the game.

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