The Los Angeles Dodgers have made their way back to the top of the NL West.
They’ll try to tie their longest winning streak of the season when they open a four-game series against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers have won five straight to move into a first-place tie with the San Diego Padres in the NL West. They had lost eight of 11 before this streak.
Los Angeles won six consecutive games from May 6-12.
Kazuhisa Ishii pitched his first career one-hitter Wednesday, and Alex Cora capped a six-run first inning with a three-run homer to help the Dodgers complete a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with an 11-0 rout.
“There are some good hitters in that lineup, but Kaz was in complete control,” Dodgers outfielder Dave Roberts said. “He’s 10-4 for a reason. He’s got great stuff. Sometimes he might lose focus, but tonight he was dead set on going after the hitters.”
The Astros had lost three straight before a 5-1 win over the Padres on Wednesday.
Carlos Beltran also drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and an RBI single. The Astros could have scored more, but they left the bases loaded three times and stranded 14 runners.