Dodgers first to 60 wins and on pace for best record in franchise history

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As the Dodgers go into Sunday with the most wins in baseball here’s a little food for thought. L.A. is on pace for 108 wins. The franchise, which has been around in one form or another since 1884 had it’s best season in 1953 when the Brooklyn Dodgers won 105 games. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1958 the Dodgers have only won more than 100 games once and that was in 1972 when they won 102 games.

Last season the Dodgers picked up their 60th win on August 4th in route to a 91-71 record and an N.L. West Title. This season it only took until July 8th for L.A. to pick up their 60th win.

The Dodgers have now won five straight and lead the N.L. West by 6.5 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks and 9.5 over the Colorado Rockies. Both of which, if the season ended today, would be the wild card teams in the National League.

Last night’s win for the Dodgers came thanks in large part to rookie Cody Bellinger. The 21-year-old rookie hit his 25th home run of the year in the 8th inning to tie the Royals and then in the 10th he drew a bases loaded walk to win it 5-4.

 

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