Stat of the Day: Smith's power surge

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MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Dodgers this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

June 19: Dodgers 9, D-backs 3 -- Smith's power surge
Will Smith went 3-for-4 with a homer. After hitting five home runs in his first 49 games this season, Smith has hit three homers in his last seven. He's improved his OPS to .860.

June 18: Dodgers 3, D-backs 0 -- Taylor providing a spark
Chris Taylor reached base twice via walks and continues to be a force on offense. He leads the team in runs (50) and RBIs (35), and his nine home runs rank third on the team.

June 16: Phillies 2, Dodgers 0 -- Offense goes quiet
The Dodgers' offense has been one of the best in the Majors over the last few seasons, but on Wednesday, Los Angeles was shut out for the first time since Sept. 14, 2019, against the Mets. It snapped a streak of 139 regular-season games without being held scoreless.

June 15: Dodgers 5, Phillies 3 -- Pitcher who rakes
Dodgers starter Julio Urías recorded an RBI double in the fourth inning off Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin. It marked the fifth consecutive start that Urías recorded an RBI hit, tying Don Drysdale for the longest streak by a Dodgers pitcher since RBIs became an official stat in 1920.

June 14: Dodgers 3, Phillies 1 -- Jansen passes Rodney
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded his 16th save of the season, tossing a perfect ninth inning. With that save, Jansen has now recorded 328 in his career, passing Fernando Rodney for 17th on the all-time list. Jansen needs one more save to tie Francisco Cordero for 16th all-time.

June 13: Dodgers 5, Rangers 3 -- Buehler refuses to lose
Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler improved to 6-0 on the season after he tossed six scoreless frames. He extended his streak without a loss to 22 consecutive regular-season starts. Buehler has not suffered a loss since Sept. 21, 2019, against the Rockies.

June 12: Rangers 12, Dodgers 1 -- Burns, baby, Burns
Dodgers infielder Andy Burns recorded his first Major League hit in the second inning. According to Elias Sports Bureau, at 30 years, 309 days, Burns is the sixth-oldest position player to get his first career hit with the Dodgers since the move to Los Angeles. The oldest player is John Lindsey, who recorded his first hit at 33 years, 225 days.

June 11: Dodgers 12, Rangers 1 -- Kershaw K's four in the fourth
Clayton Kershaw struck out all four batters he faced in the fourth inning. It was the eighth time in Dodgers history that a pitcher recorded four strikeouts in an inning. The last to accomplish the feat was Sergio Santos, who struck out four Rockies hitters on May 16, 2015, the day after Kenley Jansen also accomplished the feat.

June 10: Dodgers 6, Pirates 3 (8 innings) -- Dodgers have Bucs' number
With their 6-3 rain-shortened win on Thursday, the Dodgers have now won 13 consecutive games against the Pirates. It's the longest streak against Pittsburgh since the team moved to Los Angeles and ties the franchise record, set by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952.

June 9: Dodgers 2, Pirates 1 -- Turner owns Anderson
After going 2-for-3 against Pirates left-hander Tyler Anderson, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is now 17-for-34 (.500) with three home runs against the southpaw. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the only batting average higher than Turner's against Anderson in an active batter-pitcher matchup with at least 30 at-bats is Nolan Arenado vs. Hyun Jin Ryu (.516).

June 8: Dodgers 5, Pirates 3 -- All he does is win, win, win
Walker Buehler picked up his fifth win of the season and is now unbeaten in his last 21 starts, tying Clayton Kershaw and Julio Urías for the longest streak since the team moved to Los Angeles. Buehler last took a loss on Sept. 21, 2019, against the Rockies.

June 6: Braves 4, Dodgers 2 -- Pujols chips away at history
Albert Pujols notched two hits in the series finale, moving him past Barry Bonds on the list of most career total bases. Pujols' single in the fourth tied him with the former Giants slugger with 5,976 total bases, and his leadoff homer in the ninth, which was his 671st career home run, put him in sole possession of fourth place with 5,980. Pujols is now looking up at Willie Mays, who ranks third with 6,066 total bases.

June 5: Braves 6, Dodgers 4 -- Ace takes rare loss
After the Braves scored five runs with two outs in the third inning, Clayton Kershaw was tagged for his first career regular-season loss to Atlanta in his 12th career start against the team. He allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings with nine strikeouts and one walk.

June 4: Dodgers 9, Braves 5 -- Big-inning fever
When the Dodgers pushed across eight runs in the fifth inning against the Braves, they became the first team since the 1969 Astros to record an eight-run inning following a game in which they scored 11 runs in a single inning. Los Angeles plated 11 runs in the first inning in Wednesday’s 14-3 win over the Cardinals.

June 2: Dodgers 14, Cardinals 3 -- Record-setting first
The Dodgers scored 11 runs in the first inning. It was their most runs scored in an inning during a regular-season game since the team moved to Los Angeles and the third-most in franchise history. Cody Bellinger capped the frame with his sixth career grand slam, finishing with a franchise-record six RBIs in a single inning.

June 1: Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2 -- One-run losses piling up
Los Angeles is now 7-13 in one-run games this season. The 13 losses in such games are the most in the Majors. The Dodgers are 25-10 in all other contests in 2021.