The Dodgers scored 10 runs on 10 hits, including home runs from David Freese, Kiké Hernández, and Justin Turner as they beat the Giants 10-3. With the win, the Dodgers became the first team this year to reach the 20 win mark.
The Dodger offense got off to a slow start against Drew Pomeranz, a pitcher they’ve always struggled against. But the second time through the lineup was a different story. The Dodgers had two men on in the fourth inning when Freese hit a home run that hit the top of the wall in right field and the Dodgers took a 3-0 lead.
When Ty Blach entered the game in relief in the 6th inning, the Dodgers attacked. Chris Taylor hit a two-run double to right field. One batter later, Austin Barnes hit a two-run double of his own to center field. And then Hernández capped the inning with a two-run homer. When the dust settled, the Dodgers led 9-1 in the 6th.
Turner finished the Dodgers offensive surge in the 7th inning with his first homer of the year.
Dodger prospect Matt Beaty made his Major League Debut on Tuesday filling in for A.J. Pollock, who has an infection in his right elbow. Beaty got his first Major League At Bat in the eighth inning and he capitalized on it with a single. Here’s his first MLB hit:
Wednesday night is the rubber game of this three-game series. Hyun-Jin Ryu will pitch for the Dodgers against Giants’ ace Madison Bumgarner. You can expect to see Hernández in the lineup against Bumgarner. In his career, Hernández is slashing .500/.512/.905 with 4 homers and 9 RBIs against Bumgarner. The game will begin at 6:15 pm.