Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/31/13
The Dodgers hit five doubles and three home runs in a blowout win on Friday night as they widened their National League West lead to 10½ games over Arizona. Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers turned on the power on Friday night and Hyun-jin Ryu was solid on the mound leading the Dodgers to a blowout 9-2 win over the Padres in the series opener at Dodger Stadium. The victory was the Dodgers' 22nd of August setting a new Los Angeles franchise record for wins in a month. The last time the Dodgers had at least 22 wins in a month was August 1953 when the team was in Brooklyn. Gonzalez was in a 4-for-28 slump entering play on Friday but blasted a pair of home runs one to each pavilion to lead the Dodgers' attack. Gonzalez leads the team with 19 home runs this season. Hyun-Jin Ryu retired the first four batters of the game but after a single by Jesus Guzman in the second inning Logan Forsythe lined a double off the wall in left center field for a quick 1-0 Padres lead. After Mark Ellis s...
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