Max Scherzer of the Los Angeles Dodgers dominated the St. Louis Cardinals in the first match of the 4-game series with a 5–1 win in St. Louis on September 6.
His record is a perfect 7-0 since joining the Dodgers in a high-profile trade with Washington on the trade deadline.
Scherzer overwhelmed the Cardinals with 13 strikes in his hometown of St. Louis. He allowed six hits with one unearned run in eight innings, continuing the trend toward his potential fourth Cy Young award.
The Dodgers took an early first inning lead of 4–0 against Cardinals right-hand pitcher Miles Mikolas. Mikolas, who has a 0-2 record, conceded four earned runs and five hits in five innings.
First innings dominance began with Tree Turner hitting a double to left center field. Max Muncie took Turner into third place with a single to right field. Mookie Bates then singled Turner to score on the left. Justin Turner landed a double play and was able to allow Muncie to score. Corey Seeger walks again, followed by a home run by Chris Taylor.
Victory was desperately needed, as Los Angeles lost just two of the three-match series against their biggest rivals, the San Francisco Giants for the divisional race. The Giants also won against the Colorado Rockies on Monday, leaving the Dodgers one game behind.
Three more games are scheduled for Thursday against St. Louis. The Dodgers will return home on Friday to host the San Diego Padres in a 3-game weekend series as the regular season nears completion.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times