Los Angeles Dodgers
Corey Seager #5
Los Angeles Dodgers rookie shortstop Corey Seager sparked his teammates to a five-run first inning by launching a solo home run to right-center field off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin for a 1-0 lead at Dodger Stadium. Seager added a second home run in the seventh inning, this time off Phillies reliever Michael Mariot. On the day, Seager, 22, went 2-for-4, two home runs, two runs, two RBIs, and raised his batting average to .302 on the season.
QUOTE: “When you don’t think he can do any more, he continually exceeds that. Every time he comes to bat, something special can happen. His defense has been consistent all year long. He’s done so many things for us; obviously he’s a special player,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Seager.
FACT: Seager set a Los Angeles Dodgers single-season mark for home runs by a shortstop with 21. The all-time franchise record is 22, set by Glenn Wright in 1930