The Dodgers hosted the Cardinals Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Cardinals managed to grab the quick lead with a run at the top of the first. These good vibes for the road team would not last long. The Dodgers put a whopping 11th spot on the cards in the bottom half.
One can remember the Dodgers scoring 11 runs in the first inning during the Game 3 2020 NLCS. In general, franchise records are reserved for the regular season only, but this is a record for the Los Angeles Dodgers (via MLB statistics).
The previous LA record for running in an inning was 10, which they pulled on June 28, 1969. The franchise record is 15, which became greater when they were the Brooklyn Dodgers in 11952 (via Eric Stephen).
Also, Cody Bellinger had six RBIs in inning, and that sets a Dodgers franchise record (also via Stephen).
Here is the blow-by-blow account:
The base-running gaff of the Dodgers jobed Lux out of what should have been steered a double. At least back to that.
- Zach McKinstry sang and scored Taylor and Lux (note that Bellinger scored in the highlight you just saw, so it’s now 6-1
- Walker Buehler struck out on a bad bundle. It’s one out, and that was the pitcher.
- Betts single home McKinstry.
- Muncy flew out. There are two.
- Turner went to load the bases. Cardinal starter Carlos Martinez was mercifully removed in favor of reliever Jake Woodford.
- Bellinger hit a grand slam:
The next dough was Taylor and he stood out to finally finish the round.
The Dodgers came into the game at 32-23, good for third place in the NL West and back two games of the Giants, who are out Wednesday.
The Cardinals were 31-24, second place in NL Central and a half-game left by the Cubs, who already won on Wednesday.