Dodgers Extend Win Streak To Nine
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 7 - 3 on Andre Ethier Bobblehead Night in front of a sell out crowd of 55,662 to extend the longest current winning streak in Major League Baseball to nine games and sweep the two game Astros series.
“Hopefully we can continue it,” said Manager Joe Torre of their winning ways. “We’re playing well. We just have a nice confidence now.”
With Ethier sidelined by a pesky broken pinkie, Dodgers Manny Ramirez and Casey Blake stepped up on both offense and defense to borrow the spotlight from their injured teammate.
Ramirez’ well-fought at-bat with two outs in the first inning netted enough balls to get him to first and give Dodger bats the chance to damage Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris. James Loney singled home both Ramirez and Matt Kemp (who doubled, and had two hits on the night.) Casey Blake then singled home Loney to take an early 3 - 0 lead.