Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/15/13
It has been decades since there's been a club as hot as the Los Angeles Dodgers. No team in baseball has been as bad as the Philadelphia Phillies over the last four weeks. The surging Dodgers look to keep rolling Friday night when they open a three-game road set against the woeful Phillies. NL West-leading Los Angeles (70-50) has gone a major league-best 40-8 since June 22, the franchise's best 48-game stretch in the modern era and the best in baseball since the 1942 Cardinals went 41-7 from Aug. 11-Oct. 1. Yasiel Puig has played a huge role in that success, posting a major league-best .368 average with 11 homers, 27 RBIs and 47 runs since getting called up June 3. Adrian Gonzalez, meanwhile, is 8 for 16 with runners in scoring position this month. "I can't explain what's happening here, but it's fun," manager Don Mattingly told MLB's official website. "Puig's been great, Adrian, too. It's been a team thing. There have been contributions from different guys in all different are...
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