Max Muncy, Joc Pederson and A.J. Pollock hit home runs, while Walker Buehler struck out 11, as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the visiting Miami Marlins with a 9-0 victory Sunday.
Buehler (9-1) recorded his first six outs via strikeout and gave up five hits and no walks in seven scoreless innings. He won at home for the first time since June 21, when he struck out a career-best 16 Colorado Rockies batters.
Jordan Yamamoto (4-1) gave up five runs on four hits over four innings with two walks and four strikeouts, in his first career loss in his seventh career start. He matched his career high of four runs allowed by the third inning. The loss ended the third-longest winning streak to open a career for a Marlins pitcher.
The Dodgers earned their first three-game sweep since June 21-23 over the Colorado Rockies, also at home. Los Angeles is 6-3 to start the second half, after going 6-7 in their last 13 games before the All-Star break.
Muncy gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a drive over the wall in left-center. It was the All-Star’s 26th home run of the season and game him one in each of the first three series of the second half.
Pederson’s two-run home run into the Marlins’ bullpen came in the third inning. It was the 23rd of the season for the Home Run Derby participant.
The Dodgers added a run in the fourth inning on an RBI double from Enrique Hernandez and another in the fifth on a run-scoring single from Pollock. Two innings later, Pollock hit a three-run home run, his sixth. Pollock has 12 of his 26 RBIs since returning July 12 from an elbow infection.
Buehler recorded his third double-digit strikeout performance of the season and the fourth of his career. The right-hander improved to 4-0 at home this season and has five consecutive winning decisions since being tagged with a loss on May 18 at Cincinnati.
The home runs by Muncy and Pederson were the first two Yamamoto has allowed in his career. He was just the fourth pitcher in club history to make six or more starts without allowing a home run.
—Field Level Media