Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game Report - August 20, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Blue Jays (3) - Dodgers (16)
The Los Angeles Dodgers offence was overwhelming on Tuesday night, hitting four homers on route to a 16-3 drubbing of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Cody Bellinger went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBI. His three-run double in the fourth inning gave him 100 RBI this season, the first time Bellinger has reached that mark in his career.
Clayton Kershaw (13-2) earned the easy win on Tuesday, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over six innings of work.
With the victory, Los Angeles (83-44) moved into a tie with the New York Yankees for the best record in the Major Leagues.
Bo Bichette continued his outstanding rookie season, going 2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI. His sixth homer of the season led off the game and was just the second home run Kershaw had allowed in four August starts.
Sean-Reid Foley (2-4) took the loss in a disastrous outing, allowing five runs on five hits and two walks in just 1 2/3 innings.
Toronto (52-76) has now lost three straight games after reeling off three victories in their previous four games.
Following Bichette’s home run, the Blue Jays went up 2-0 on Derek Fisher’s solo home run in the third inning.
With two outs in the home-half of the inning, the Dodgers would proceed to reel off four hits and two walks, chasing Reid-Foley from the game and giving themselves a 5-2 lead.
Home runs from A.J. Pollock and Will Smith gave the Dodgers a 3-2 lead and a two-run double from Corey Seager would give the Dodgers a 5-2 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Bellinger’s bases-loaded double in the fourth gave Los Angeles an 8-2 lead before Bichette hit his second solo home run of the game into the seats in left field closing the gap to five runs.
The Dodgers would put the game away for good in the sixth, hitting another pair of home runs off the bats of Max Muncy and Chris Taylor, blowing the game open and extending their lead to 12-3.
Los Angeles would add insult to injury in the eighth, scoring another four runs, including a three-run home run from Joc Pederson.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was in the lineup Tuesday night and only needed a couple of days of rest after he suffered a minor knee injury in Saturday’s loss to the Mariners.
The matchup will not get any easier for the Blue Jays, as the Dodgers will send Walker Buehler (10-3, 3.31 ERA) to the mound for Wednesday’s matchup.