MLB: Will Smith equals two Dodgers records, one from 15 years ago and the other from 68 years ago

MLB Will Smith equals two Dodgers records one from 15

The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres they are certainly in the mix to win the NL West, but they are the San Francisco Giants the ones who sit on top of the zone and have shown they are going nowhere. That three-team run is the best in the majors and is sure to provide plenty of drama during the final two months of the season.

The drama took center stage at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday when the pop-up Will Smith he crushed a three-run walk-off homer to lead the Dodgers to an 8-6 slate victory over the Giants. Los Angeles is now just one game behind SF in the NL West standings:

Young catcher Will Smith is the first Dodgers player to hit a walk-off homer against the Giants since Canadian Russell Martin’s solo howitzer on August 13, 2006. Smith also became the first to hit a Walk Off HR. against the Giants with the Dogers behind on the scoreboard, from Roy Campanella on May 27, 1953.

After Giants closer Tyler Rogers walked the first two batters of the ninth inning, the Dodgers leaned on Smith, who was the last available position player on the bench.

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Smith has a knack for hitting huge home runs and Tuesday was no different. He picked up a 0-1 hanging slider from Rogers and smashed him against the left-field wall. Smith knew immediately, showing rare excitement toward the home bench.


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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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