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LA Dodgers 9, Pittsburgh 0
When: 10:10 PM ET, Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Temperature: 73°
Umpires: Home - Bill Miller, 1B - Doug Eddings, 2B - Gabe Morales, 3B - John Bacon
Attendance: 52140

Max Muncy hit two home runs for the second time in four games and Mitch White went a career-long 7 1/3 innings without allowing a run as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-0 on Wednesday.

AJ Pollock and Corey Seager also hit home runs as all nine Dodgers hits came from the top four spots in the lineup.

White (1-1) followed opener Justin Bruihl after five outs and was supposed to pick up the bulk of the innings in a bullpen game. However, he was so efficient that he finished things off on 91 pitches. White allowed two hits with two walks while striking out six.

The Dodgers won for the 10th time in their past 11 games and extended their winning streak over the Pirates to 16 games. Los Angeles has won its past 12 home games against Pittsburgh.

Pirates starter JT Brubaker was roughed up for seven runs on eight hits over four innings with two walks and six strikeouts. Brubaker (4-13) has taken the loss in each of his past nine decisions and has not earned a victory in 12 consecutive starts.

After a pair of one-run victories over the Pirates to start the series, the Dodgers broke things open early. Muncy lifted a two-run home run to left-center field two batters into the bottom of the first, and Seager added an RBI single in the inning for a 3-0 advantage.

The Dodgers made it 4-0 in the second inning on Pollock's home run, his 15th of the season.

Muncy was back at it in the fourth inning, hitting a three-run home run to right field for a 7-0 advantage, giving him 28 on the season. Muncy has five home runs over his past four games.

Seager flipped a two-run home run to left field in the sixth inning against Pirates right-hander Kyle Keller. It was Seager's sixth home run in 54 games this season and just his second in 15 games this month.

The Dodgers pulled within three games of the first-place San Francisco Giants, the closest they have been to the top spot in the National League West this month.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   LA Dodgers
JT Brubaker Player Justin Bruihl
Loss W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 1.2
6 Strikeouts 1
8 Hits 1
15.75 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Pittsburgh   LA Dodgers
Colin Moran Player A.J. Pollock
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg .600
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 3 0 3 .103 10 7 0 2 0 0
LA Dodgers 9 4 22 .273 13 9 9 7 0 0