Record onslaught: Dodgers score 11 in 1st to rout Cards 14-3

LOS ANGELES — In what has been a hard begin to the season, Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers took out their frustrations at the St. Louis Cardinals in checklist model.

Bellinger had a grand slam and tied a profession excessive with six RBIs because the Dodgers scored 11 occasions within the backside of the primary — their maximum runs in a single inning of a regular-season sport since shifting to Los Angeles — throughout a 14-Three blowout Wednesday night time.

The victory enabled the Dodgers to take two of 3 from the Cardinals after shedding 3 of 4 to the rival Giants. The protecting Global Collection champions are 33-23 and 1 half of video games in the back of NL West-leading San Francisco as they embark on a six-game street shuttle.

“I felt we have been in place 10 days in the past to hit a excellent run. We hit a lull this previous collection, however guys are coming again,” supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “It doesn’t subject who we’re enjoying. If we’re coated up and enjoying excellent baseball we will be able to cross on a run.”

Bellinger, who ignored lots of the first two months because of a hairline fracture in his proper leg, led the onslaught with a franchise-record six RBIs within the inning. After Paul Goldschmidt homered to position St. Louis forward 1-Zero, Bellinger’s two-run unmarried gave Los Angeles a Three-1 lead. Later within the first, he hit his 6th profession slam, as his pressure off Jake Woodford’s fastball simply cleared the wall and Justin Williams’ glove in proper box.

It used to be the primary house run of the season for Bellinger, who got here into the sport 1 for 12 with 8 strikeouts since he got here off the injured checklist ultimate Saturday.

“I hit it neatly and excessive. I used to be hoping I were given sufficient, however I assumed he used to be going to rob it to be fair,” stated Bellinger, who has had two of his 3 profession six-RBI video games in opposition to the Cardinals.

The 11-run inning surpassed the former Los Angeles mark of 10, which have been carried out no less than 4 occasions, maximum just lately within the first inning on April 25, 2008, at Colorado. It used to be the second one time in not up to a yr the Dodgers had an 11-run first. They publish the similar quantity in Sport Three of ultimate yr’s NL Championship Collection in opposition to Atlanta.

Mookie Betts had a season-high 3 hits, together with two within the first. His bloop double led off the inning, and the Dodgers despatched 14 batters to the plate. They didn’t make an out till pitcher Walker Buehler struck out on a bad bunt. Through that time, Los Angeles used to be up 6-1 and had benefited from a couple of St. Louis mistakes.

Zach McKinstry, who had a two-run unmarried, Justin Turner and Betts additionally had RBIs within the inning. The Dodgers were given seven in their 10 hits within the first and led 11-1 on the finish of the inning.

St. Louis starter Carlos Martínez (Three-Five) went two-thirds of an inning. He confronted 12 batters and used to be lifted when a stroll to Turner loaded the bases. The proper-hander allowed 10 runs on six hits with 4 walks and a strikeout within the second-shortest get started of his profession.

“He may no longer get in any rhythm to prevent the wear. It simply wasn’t his night time,” supervisor Mike Shildt stated.

Buehler (Four-Zero) went six innings and allowed 3 runs on seven hits with 8 strikeouts. The proper-hander additionally delivered a two-run double within the fourth to increase Los Angeles’ benefit to 13-2.

Dylan Carlson had two hits for St. Louis, together with a solo house run within the 5th. The Cardinals went Five-Five at the first of 3 10-game street journeys this season.


Bellinger’s six RBIs within the first inning surpassed the 5 Jeff Kent (2005), Matt Kemp (2008) and Dusty Baker (1977) had for the Dodgers throughout a unmarried inning.


In line with the Elias Sports activities Bureau, the ultimate time the Dodgers scored 11 or extra runs in an inning in a regular-season sport used to be Aug. eight, 1954, when Brooklyn had 13 within the 8th inning of a 20-7 win over Cincinnati.

The ultimate time they scored no less than 11 runs within the first inning of a regular-season sport used to be after they publish 15 on Would possibly 21, 1952, additionally in opposition to the Reds.

It used to be additionally essentially the most runs scored in an inning in a regular-season main league sport for the reason that Atlanta Braves had 11 in the second one in opposition to the Miami Marlins on Sept. nine, 2020.

The ultimate time the Cardinals allowed a double-digit inning used to be the second one inning on April 13, 2000, in opposition to Colorado, when the Rockies scored 10.


Cardinals: LHP Andrew Miller (proper foot/toe blister) threw a bullpen Tuesday at Triple-A Memphis after his rehab look used to be washed out. Shildt used to be constructive however did not decide to the reliever coming off the injured checklist through the tip of the weekend. Miller has been at the IL since April 29.

Dodgers: SS Corey Seager will accompany the crew on its upcoming street shuttle as he continues to rehab from a damaged proper hand that put him at the 10-day injured checklist Would possibly 16.


Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (Three-Four, Four.22 ERA) will get the task as St. Louis starts a four-game collection in opposition to Cincinnati on Thursday. Wainwright has a 10-14 profession mark in opposition to the Reds.

Dodgers: Are off on Thursday ahead of beginning a six-game street shuttle Friday in Atlanta. LHP Julio Urías (7-2, Three.61 ERA) is having a look to dance again after permitting a career-high 11 hits ultimate Saturday in opposition to San Francisco.


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