[Dodgers Game Notes] Come on Atlanta, Dodgers sweep 3-game series from Arizona…Muncy hits 3 HRs + Pepio gets first win of season

The Los Angeles Dodgers swept a home three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks behind a strong start from Ryan Pepio and a three-hit performance from Max Muncy.

The Dodgers swept Arizona, 7-0, on Sunday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. The win was their fourth straight, improving their record to 83-49 on the season and solidifying their lead in the National League West.

바카라사이트The Dodgers started Mookie Betts (second base), Freddie Freeman (first base), David Peralta (left field), Max Muncy (designated hitter), Jason Heyward (right field), Kike Hernandez (third base), James Outman (center field), Miguel Rojas (shortstop), Austin Barnes (catcher), and Pepio.

Arizona countered with Corbin Carroll (right field), Ketel Marte (second base), Tommy Pham (left field), Christian Walker (first base), Alex Thomas (center field), Rueredes Gurriel Jr. (designated hitter), Jayson Peterson (third base), Jose Herrera (catcher), Heraldo Perdomo (shortstop), and starting pitcher Brandon Pott.

The Dodgers jumped out to an early lead with home runs from Heyward (pictured) and Freeman.

The Dodger offense began bombarding the Arizona mound in the early and middle innings. In the bottom of the third, the Dodgers completed their big inning with a pair of cannons. With the bases loaded, Freeman hit a two-run home run over the right field fence for a 2-0 lead. With one out, Heyward followed with a two-run homer to make it 4-0.

The good vibes continued. In the bottom of the fourth, the Dodgers put runners on second and third with a Barnes single to right and a Freeman double. Muncy followed with a two-run double to make it 6-0.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Dodgers loaded the bases with nobody out after pinch-hitter Chris Taylor singled to left and stole second. Muncy followed with an RBI single to center field to make it 7-0.

The Dodgers later scored the game-winning run on Muncy’s RBI single.

Pepio earned his first win of the season (0-0) in five innings of two-hit ball with one walk and three strikeouts. Pepio made his big league debut last year, going 3-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 36 1/3 innings, and has been slowly settling in and proving his potential. Ryan Yarbrough followed with four scoreless innings of relief to preserve the win.

At the plate, Muncy went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs, while Freeman and Heyward each had two-hit games, including a home run, to fuel the offense.

Arizona, on the other hand, saw starting pitcher Potts fall apart in the middle of the game, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits (two home runs) with two walks and four strikeouts in four innings to fall to 7-1 on the season.

The offense was held to just four hits through nine innings.

▲ Pepio picks up his first win of the season.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, conclude a three-game homestand with Arizona before embarking on a four-game homestand against the National League leaders beginning next month. Atlanta is the league’s winningest team this season with an overall record of 87-45 and a .659 fan winning percentage.

The Dodgers have dubbed Atlanta’s four-game series a preview of the National League Championship Series. After sweeping Arizona, it will be interesting to see how the Dodgers fare in Atlanta.

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