Freddie Freeman’s 5 RBIs Lead Dodgers Demolition of D-backs 14-1 – Los Angeles

Freddie Freeman highlighted a five RBI, four-hit, night with a three run homer, his first long ball in more that a month. He led the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Arizona Diamondbacks by leading them to victory 14-1.

The Dodgers offense got off to a fast start when they scored back-toback doubles from leadoff hitter Mookie Bets and Freeman. Will Smith’s single in the middle scored Freeman two batters later for a 2-0 lead.

This was the beginning of a 24-hit barrage by the Dodgers, their most since September 13, 2014 when they scored 24 against San Francisco Giants. Each player in the starting lineup had at minimum two hits.

Chris Taylor’s two-run homer in eighth was the Dodgers’ 20th hit.

In the second, Freeman drove a slider from Humberto Castlelanos over the right center wall to put the Dodgers up 6-0. The first baseman’s had a good start with his new team after signing a $162 million, six-year deal during the offseason — with a batting average hovering around .300 — but it was his first homer since April 24.

Freeman also hit a double in the sixth, dead center. This time it hit the wall and Betts was there.

Both teams had their position players at the plate by the end of the game. Jake Hager, an infielder for the D-backs, threw ninth. Hanser Alberto, the Dodgers’ own infielder, countered.

Los Angeles won the 12th consecutive game for the 10th straight time. Along with the Yankees, The Dodgers were also the second-place team in the major leagues with 30 wins.

Arizona couldn’t get out of its sizable early hole. Castellanos (3-3), who gave up 10 runs and a walk in four innings, was tagged with six runs.

Christian Walker’s 12th homer of this year gave the D-backs their only run in the sixth.

L.A.’s Mitch White began his second game of season and threw four complete innings. Justin Bruihl (1-1) won after a scoreless inning.

L.A. TO RETIRE HODGES NUMBER

The Dodgers announced that Gil Hodges’ No. 14 will be retired. 14 on June 4, when they host New York Mets.

Hodges was an integral part of the Dodgers’ World Series victories in 1955 and 1959. After an 18-year career that included eight All-Star selections, three Gold Gloves and 18 years of playing, Hodges was recently elected to The Veterans Committee’s Hall of Fame.

Hodges has a lot of history with the Mets. He was most recently the manager for the “Miracle Mets”Who won the 1969 World Series?

TRAINER’S ROHROOM

Dodgers: Manager Dave Roberts stated that Max Muncy’s left elbow had been bothering him for the past few days. He didn’t rule out the possibility of him going to the injured roster. Roberts stated that LHP Clayton Kershaw (inflammation of the pelvic joint) played catch Wednesday, and will be in the bullpen next Tuesday.

Diamondbacks: Manager Torey lovullo stated that RHP Zach Davies will make Sunday’s start, despite missing his previous start due to a line drive in his shin. After getting struck by a pitch on Saturday, Rojas (lefthand contusion), was able to make his first appearance in the lineup since being thrown out.

UP NEXT

Both teams will face off again Friday night. Madison Bumgarner (2/2, 2.76) is the LHP for the D-backs. The Dodgers have not yet announced a starter.

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