Nobody Has Ever Started Better At Home Than Dodgers

It’s only the first week of May and the 2009 Dodgers have already made history.

Dodger fans hope this is the start of a trend that continues through October.

The Dodgers are  perfect 13-0 at home to start the season, the best hone start in the history of baseball. Los Angeles got the record by beating visiting Washington 10-3 Wednesday night, breaking it open in with a seven-run sixth inning highlighted by a two-run double by Manny Ramirez.

That makes eight straight wins for Dodgers, who have the best record in baseball at 21-8. The Last time the Dodgers started this fast was 1977 — a year the Dodgers went to the World Series. The Dodgers have racked up that record playing no teams with a better than .500 record, but one thing good teams do is beat the teams they are supposed to beat. And right now the Dodgers are beating everyone on the schedule

The result of Wednesday night’s game was predictable — Washington, with the worst record in baseball, eventually fell apart against the Dodgers. They have lost the last 10 meetings in Chavez Ravine.

Clayton Kershaw picked up his first win of the season for the Dodgers, throwing five innings of one-run ball. James McDonald, relegated from fifth starter to the bullpen, showed no ill effects coming out and throwing a scoreless inning in relief.

The Dodgers broke this game open in the sixth when three walks, three singles (Russell Martin, Rafael Furcal and Lames Loney), a key double by Ramirez, and a fielders choice by Martin in his second at bat of the inning led to seven runs and a 9-1 Dodger lead by the time it was over.

Washington's Ryan Zimmerman extended his franchise record hitting streak to 24 games, the lone bright spot for the Nationals. These two teams hook up again Thursday at Dodger Stadium.

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