Los Angeles finished with five home runs on the night, which was their major league-leading sixth such game this season. The Dodgers have now won consecutive games for just the third time since July 28th, as Walker Buehler pitched very well in his start. Buehler allowed just one run over six innings for his sixth win of the year.
He had plenty of run support behind him to feel comfortable, as Yasmani Grandal, Max Muncy, and Matt Kemp also went deep for Los Angeles. The Dodgers now have 169 home runs on the season, which ranks number one in the National League. Kemp's long ball was his first since July 22nd, as that helped the Dodgers get to Seattle's starter, Wade LeBlanc.
LeBlanc was charged with seven runs against him, five of which were earned, in just 4.1 innings pitched. Ryon Healy did go deep in the loss for the Mariners, as that long ball was the final hit before a streak of 14 straight Mariners retired between Bueheler and his relievers. Gordon Beckham's two-out single in the eighth inning snapped that streak.
The Mariners' loss drops them 3.5 games behind the Oakland Athletics for the final American League Wild Card spot. Meanwhile, the Dodgers remain in third place in the NL West, just two games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks. They have two more interleague games against the Mariners this weekend, while the D-Backs battle the lowly San Diego Padres.