LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers made Major League Baseball history with Will Smith’s walk-off three-run home run to win the game and the series over the Colorado Rockies Sunday.
The rookie catcher connected for a pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 6-3 victory and completing a three-game sweep over their closes NL West rivals.READ MORE: Pack Of Unleashed Cane Corso Mastiff Dogs Attack Residents In Tarzana Neighborhood
Sunday’s win followed Alex Verdugo hitting a walk-off win Saturday in the 11th inning, and Matt Beaty hitting a two-run shot in the ninth inning on Friday. It’s the first time in major league history that rookie teammates have hit walk-off homers in three straight games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.READ MORE: Remains Of Marine Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola Carried In Procession From Ontario International Airport To Forest Lawn In Covina
The last team to win three straight games in walk-off fashion was Oakland two years ago. The Dodgers had not done it since a 2010 series against Arizona.
Making MLB history wasn’t the only thing that happened at Sunday’s game. In the first inning, a woman was hit in the head by a Cody Bellinger foul ball, reigniting the conversation about protective netting not only at Dodger Stadium but at all stadiums in the league.MORE NEWS: ‘Sex And The City’ & 'White Collar' Actor Willie Garson Dies At 57
In the ninth inning, another woman was tackled by security after she ran onto the field to chase after Bellinger.