Clayton Kershaw nabbed his 209th win of his profession and Mookie Betts homered his thirty sixth of the season setting a brand new career-high single-season report in Tuesday evening’s 9-1 win over Arizona.
With the W, the second straight of their 3-game sequence vs. the Diamondbacks, the Dodgers secured their ninth straight sequence. They’ve gained each sequence they performed in August.
Mookie BeTts’ places his title up for MVP consideration
Betts, who’s having an outstanding season in 2023, continued his marketing campaign to be thought-about for the Nationwide League’s MVP award as he homered within the backside of the sixth to set a brand new profession excessive of 36 house runs.
There are nonetheless 30 video games remaining within the Dodgers’ common season calendar so there’s loads of alternative for Betts to maintain including to what might be thought-about the very best season of his profession.
In 10 years within the MLB, the multi-faceted participant has 249 house runs to his title.
Betts is averaging .314 with an on-base share of .340 and slugging share of .533 in 2023.
The present favourite to win the MVP for the Nationwide League is Braves outfielder Ronald Acua.
Kershaw’s milestone win
Kershaw achieved his twelfth win of the season, taking his profession complete as much as 209. He’s now tied in second place of the Dodgers’ all-time listing with Don Drysdale.
Don Sutton holds the franchise report with 233 wins, a feat that’s definitely achievable for the 35-year-old pitcher if he can proceed to remain wholesome and if he manages to get one other contract extension with Los Angeles on the finish of the season.
Kershaw allowed just one run within the sport. Corbin Carroll hit a solo HR within the fifth. Solely 5 different Diamondbacks gamers reached the bases through the sport.
The 16-season veteran stayed on the mound for 5 innings, reaching 5 strikeouts and ending his evening with a 2.48 ERA.
Trying forward on the postseason, the Dodgers are being additional cautious with Kershaw after he missed a full month of motion with a shoulder harm earlier within the season.
LA’s report is now at 82-49 after their second consecutive win in opposition to Arizona of their three-game sequence.
The final sport between the 2 will begin on Wednesday at 10:10 pm ET. Ryan Pepiot will begin for the locals whereas Brandon Pfaadt will take the mound first for the Diamondbacks.