Los Angeles Dodgers make history on Saturday against Mets

Kansas City Royals center fielder Melky Cabrera

Kansas City Royals center fielder Melky Cabrera

They've hit 96 home runs in that span while averaging 5.50 runs per game and outscoring their opponents 275 to 160. "Other than that, I don't know why we hit so many homers against the Mets".

The historically red-hot Dodgers look to complete a three-game sweep of the Mets on Sunday night, when the two teams square off at Citi Field.

The home run onslaught started in the first inning when the Mets put on an aerial assault against the reigning National League Pitcher of the Month for July, Rich Hill. Since then, the Dodgers have marched to the top of the division and lead by 14 games.

Three batters later, Wilmer Flores and Curtis Granderson went back-to-back for NY as the Mets were sitting fastball early and often. He lost his no-hit bid in the fifth, and entered the sixth inning with a three-run cushion. They have hit 23 homers in winning all six games against the Mets this season. "I stayed in to Bellinger all day and that pitch was on the inner part of the plate".

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Dodgers are -180 money line favorites to knock off the Mets, who have odds of +145 to pull off the upset tonight at home. Lugo was throwing the ball great, had no-hitter through five innings. Cory Seager hit his 19th of the season, a two-run shot off Fernando Salas in the ninth.

Said Turner: "Everyone knows what the goal is. Obviously, they've got a really good bullpen too".

After relieving Tony Watson following the eighth inning, the first batter Mets batter Stripling faced was hyped rookie Amed Rosario, still in the midst of his first week in the major leagues.

After the no-no was broken up by a Yasmani Grandal double, Lugo worked out of the fifth inning easily, intentionally walking Chase Utley and striking out pitcher Rich Hill.

Hill also did not factor in the decision, despite settling down after his frustrating first inning.

Seth Lugo was rocked in the sixth inning Saturday, giving up three runs in the frame.

"We were hoping to build on the momentum we gained in the first inning and we weren't able to do that", Walker said.

Lugo: Allowed three earned runs on four hits, walked two and struck out five in no-decision. Matz is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

"It's nice to see JT [Justin Turner] get back on track today", said Roberts. "They just want to find a way to win tomorrow", said Turner.

Rene Rivera hit a solo home run off Ross Stripling in the bottom of the ninth inning but it was not enough as NY lost for the sixth straight time to the Dodgers this season.

Los Angeles set a franchise record for the best 50-game stretch in team history with their 43 win on Saturday.

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