There hasn't been anything like this in
With their 4-2 win over the
And the last team in franchise history to accomplish that feat was a forerunner of the Dodgers, the Brooklyn Superbas of 1899 — 114 years ago.
This was the sixth consecutive win for the first-place Dodgers, who are 21-3 since the All-Star break and 18 games above .500 for the season.
The win in the first game of a three-game series with the Mets was the quintessential team effort.
A batch of singles — along with a Mets throwing error — enabled the Dodgers to score three times in the sixth inning, and
"It feels like one of those teams," Punto said.
"It wasn't very pretty, but it was pretty in the end," Manager
The Dodgers remained 71/2 games ahead of the second-place
At first the Dodgers struggled to get anything going against Mets starter Jenrry Mejia.
The 23-year-old Mejia (1-2), a right-hander bouncing back from Tommy John surgery in 2011, held the Dodgers scoreless through the first five innings.
But in the sixth inning, after
New York center fielder
Yasiel Puig followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Gonzalez and gave the Dodgers the lead.
Then it was nail-biting time for the Dodgers. After Nolasco had retired 11 consecutive batters, the Mets loaded the bases against him and reliever
But Belisario struck out Lagares for the second out and Paco Rodriguez, following Belisario, got
"Our bullpen, outstanding again," said Punto, who hit his second home run of the season on a 0-1 pitch from New York reliever Carlos Torres.
It appeared in the second inning that the Dodgers might be in for a long night when Nolasco was tagged for two runs on four consecutive singles. But Nolasco got Eric Young to ground into an inning-ending double play.