Dodgers win 100th game

Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Justin Turner, right, hits an RBI single in front of San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO — Freddie Freeman is a 100-game winner for the first time, and he wants to pile on many more before these dominant Dodgers are done.

Trayce Thompson hit a two-run homer to back Julio Urías’ 17th win, and NL West champion Los Angeles beat up on the San Francisco Giants again with a 7-2 victory Saturday night to notch the 10th 100-win season in franchise history and fourth in six years.


“I think this is the first time I’ve ever done that — pretty cool,” said Freeman. “It just means we’ve got a really good team and we’ve still got some more wins to go.”

Justin Turner hit a pair of RBI singles among his three hits a day after reaching a career-best 35 doubles for the season.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts credits his club’s commitment to keep winning 100 games year after year.

“Every team goes through adversities but to have a consistent level of play to win 100 games at this point is quite the accomplishment, so there’s a lot of people that deserve a lot of credit,” Roberts said. “It’s something that we don’t take for granted.”

Urías (17-7) struck out eight with one walk over six innings and improved to 4-1 against San Francisco this season. He allowed two runs on five hits.

Urías might still have enough starts to reach 20 wins again this season, though he insists “whatever the team asks, my mentality is positive.”

Los Angeles (100-44) pounded out 13 more hits after getting nine in the series opener and needed the fewest games to reach 100 wins since the 2001 Seattle Mariners (100-40).

“I don’t know if there’s an expectation to achieve 100 wins, I think there’s an expectation to be in the playoffs and go deep into the playoffs,” Freeman said. “Every single year as far as I can remember, you have to go through the Dodgers if you’re going to win the World Series.”

Thompson connected for his 11th homer against Sean Hjelle, then the Dodgers hit five straight singles off Hjelle (0-2) to start the third inning before Thompson walked.

Gavin Lux returned to the Los Angeles lineup after being sidelined since Sept. 1 by back discomfort and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

“I think everyone’s hoping whatever it takes to get it in so we don’t have to come back,” Roberts said.

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