Dodgers shutout Padres 4-0; Grab the three-game series sweep – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor (3) Cody Bellinger (35) and Mookie Betts (50) celebrate in a 4-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday August. 7, 2022 (courtesy photo)

The Los Angeles Dodgers put the finishing touches in front of 48,093 fans in a highly anticipated game against the San Diego Padres.

Cody Bellinger put on a show by hitting two home runs and the Dodgers took a 4-0 victory, completing a three-game series against the new Padres on Sunday at Dodgers Stadium.

Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson gave up two hits in an impressive seven innings and earned his 13th win of the season as Los Angeles won its eighth straight game.

The National League-leading Dodgers improved to 75-33 after winning 28 of their last 33 games. San Diego has fallen to 61-50 this season and has lost its last four games.

“This series, we made pitches when we needed to,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Cody obviously had a big day today and the long ball came into play today. But other days we made sets, which we did last night. Just having different ways to win ball matches makes us hard to prepare.

In the sweep against the Padres, the Dodgers outscored them 20-4 in three games and are posting a +37 point differential in 10 games played against San Diego for a season-high 8-2.

“It feels really good,” Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger said. “With that, I think we have another nine games against them and then potentially the playoffs. So, it was a big win, a big series. We cannot take anything for granted. »

The Padres stole MLB headlines after trading for 23-year-old superstar Juan Soto on Aug. 2 — as well as Josh Bell, Brandon Drury and Josh Hader while looking to stay in contention with the Dodgers’ star-studded roster.

“We know what we have and that’s it,” Padres third baseman Manny Machado said after the loss. “We have no pressure here. We go there and play baseball every day. Whatever this day brings, we’re going to go out there and give it our all.

Mookie Betts, Max Muncy and Freeman finished with two hits apiece for a Dodgers team that beat the Padres 11-2.

Bellinger sent a blast to right field to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the third inning and Freeman added an RBI single to left center, sending Betts home for a 2-0 advantage.

“It’s a formation that, with these performing guys, can hurt you all at once,” Roberts said of his team’s roster versatility. … It’s like we’ve been on their necks the whole game. When they make a mistake, we are ready to take advantage of it.

Bellinger, who had three hits to go along with two RBIs, hit center field in the seventh inning and Freeman fired Trea Turner home after a right RBI single to cap a 4-0 win for the Dodgers.

“I think you knew going into this series it was just another series for us,” said Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman, who had two RBI singles. “We came here and played baseball which we have been playing for two months now. When we play our kind of baseball, it’s hard to beat.

Los Angeles will then prepare for a two-game homestand against the Minnesota Twins (57-51) starting Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.