Published On: Mon, Aug 16th, 2021

Muncy Hits 2 Home Runs, Scherzer Sharp as Dodgers Beat Mets 14-4

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NEW YORK—Max Scherzer wished he could have contributed a bit more to the biggest offensive outburst the Los Angeles Dodgers have enjoyed since he joined the club. Another Max helped ensure the Dodgers needed nothing more from Scherzer than his usual sturdy work on the mound. Max Muncy hit a pair of two-run homers and Scherzer worked out of some trouble over six solid innings on Aug. 15, leading the Dodgers to a 14-4 rout of the New York Mets and a sweep of the three-game series. Scherzer took the mound with a 3-0 lead behind a two-run homer from former Mets utilityman Justin Turner and a solo shot by Will Smith. The Dodgers doubled the lead in the second when Scherzer grounded out before Trea Turner laced an RBI double and Muncy hit his first homer. “Pitchers love run support,” Scherzer said with a grin. Scherzer helped his cause …

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