The Dodgers Defeat the White Sox 4-0 With Crucial Plays from Shohei Ohtani and Gavin Stone

Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani (The Los Angeles Dodgers/MLB)

The Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to four games with a convincing 4-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

Shohei Ohtani led the charge with a towering leadoff homer, his 25th of the season, setting the tone for the Dodgers’ dominant performance. Gavin Stone pitched a gem, throwing a four-hitter in his first career complete game, striking out seven and walking none.

Ohtani’s homer, which sailed 437 feet into the right-center field seats, marked his third leadoff blast of the season and extended his RBI streak to a franchise-record 10 games. The two-way star’s impressive display at the plate has been a key factor in the Dodgers’ recent success.

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Stone’s outstanding performance was a welcome sight for the Dodgers’ bullpen, which had pitched 11 scoreless innings in the first two games of the series. The right-hander’s dominance allowed the Dodgers to rest their relievers, a crucial factor in their quest for the NL West title.

The White Sox, playing in front of a packed house on Mexican Heritage Night, struggled to get anything going against Stone and the Dodgers’ defense.

They managed just four hits and went 1 for 21 with runners in scoring position, a testament to the Dodgers’ stingy pitching and solid defense. The loss dropped the White Sox to 21-61, a whopping 40 games under .500.