Los Angeles Dodgers, the fight for the west continues

The Dodgers Los Angeles and the San Francisco Giants have won the same day 65 times during the 2021 season of the MLB. This figure is only the third highest in the history of the Major Leagues and if we go to divisional rivals, it is only surpassed by the fight between Mariners and Athletics in 2001 with 67 matches.

The last Friday of the regular season couldn’t bring a different trend. The Giants won and came close to celebrating the division title, but the Dodgers for the second time in three days erased a four-touchdown deficit to finally bring the 104th win home.

In a game in which Curaçao Kenley Jansen (second oldest player in the franchise) saved the 350th game of his career, Clayton Kershaw (oldest) had to come out in the second episode with visible signs of pain and concern on his face .

For Kenley it was also the 38th save of the season, a number that equals San Diego Padres closer Mark Melancon as department leaders in all major leagues.

For the old closer, criticized at times and in a state of grace in others, it is the fourth best mark of his career, equaled with 2018.

The Dodgers trailed in the fifth inning with a score of five runs to one when second baseman Trea Turner signed the superhero contract to keep the chances of winning the West Division open for at least one more day.

Minutes later Matt Beaty as a pinch hitter hit his sixth home run of the season and put the team ahead on the scoreboard, an advantage that would not be lost in the final third.