SAN FRANCISCO — Welcome back to the 100-win club, Dodgers.
The NL West champs rolled to a 7-2 win over the rival Giants on Saturday to capture their 100th win in their 144th game of the season. In the process, the Dodgers became baseball’s fastest team to triple-digit wins since the 2001 Mariners accomplished the feat in 140 games.
Dodgers southpaw ace Julio Urías continued his dominant 2022 campaign by striking out eight over six innings, giving up two runs (one earned). In the process, he lowered his National League-leading ERA to 2.27.
Trayce Thompson hit a two-run homer in the top of the second to put the Dodgers ahead. Then they poured it on San Francisco righty Sean Hjelle, racking up three runs on five consecutive singles in the top of the third as part of a four-run rally.
The division crown is already in tow, but clearly the Dodgers have bigger goals in mind, like the franchise’s eighth World Series trophy. Reinforcements are on the way with relievers Brusdar Graterol, Blake Treinen, Yency Almonte and David Price on the comeback trail, along with right-hander Tony Gonsolin.
With 18 games left, the Dodgers have a great shot to break their franchise record of 106 regular-season wins, set in 2021 and 2019. There’s still plenty of ball to be played, but the 2022 Dodgers have a chance to go down as arguably the greatest team in the history of the franchise.