Dodgers Tie MLB Record With 12-0 Home Start

The Dodgers tied the MLB mark for most home victories to start the season on Tuesday, beating the Diamondbacks by a score of 3-1. The 12-0 home record to start the season matched that of the 1911 Detroit Tigers, which pleased L.A.'s aging skipper, Joe Torre.

"I'm glad it's finally something that happened before I was born," the 68-year-old Torre joked. "It's something to admire when you look back on something, and know that there you are. You're in the record books and you were a part of that team that did it. But while you're involved in it, you don't want it to stop there. You hope you can extend it beyond that. But you don't live for the streak."

The streak itself is nice, but what's nicer might be the fact that starting pitcher Jared Weaver was the one that allowed the Dodgers to continue it.

Weaver allowed one run and five hits through five innings, and struck out six in his first start since September of 2007. He was recalled from Albuquerque on April 30, and didn't get the win in this one without his troubles. He managed to work himself out of some jams in each of his first five innings, but allowed only one run -- on a wild pitch -- in the third inning.

L.A.'s bats came through early enough, as the Dodgers put up a three-spot in the bottom of the first inning, on consecutive RBIs from Andre Ethier, James Loney, and Russell Martin.

The Dodgers needed four relief pitchers to put in work to seal the deal, but eventually, Jonathan Broxton came in to close the ninth with two strikeouts to get the save -- his eighth of the season.

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