Dodgers 8, Mets 0: Dodgers Hold Mets to One Hit and Cap a Three-Game Sweep at Citi Field

On Sunday, the Dodgers scored three runs in the first inning against Mets starter Steven Matz, and in the third, Justin Turner, the Mets outcast who has become a Dodgers star, hit his 13th homer of the season, a two-run shot that just cleared the right-field fence for a 5-0 lead. Cody Bellinger added a two-run blast, his 32nd homer of the season, in the eighth.


Steven Matz allowed five runs on six hits. Before the game, Mets Manager Terry Collins said Matz needed to learn that his body would not always be fresh after a start.

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Before the game, Collins said that Matz, who started this season on the disabled list, needed to learn that his body would not always feel pristine after each start.

“I think with his history, sometimes that bothers him, that he doesn’t feel great,” Collins said.

There was no immediate sign that Matz had incurred any physical damage when he was pulled after allowing five runs on six hits in five and one-third innings. It would be understandable, though, if his confidence needed a boost — the last win by…

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