Los Angeles Dodgers Complete Perfect Road Trip and Make History in the Process

Kevin LeeCorrespondent IJuly 25, 2013

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 23: Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is congratulated by Yasiel Puig #66 after hitting a three-run home run in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on July 23, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Arguably the hottest team in baseball right now, the Dodgers have won 23 of their last 28 games. Climbing up from the bottom of the NL West, they are now first in their division with the Diamondbacks just 1.5 games back.

More incredible than their overall performance as of late is their winning streak on the road. The Dodgers are currently on a 10-game road winning streak, which is the longest since they moved to Los Angeles. The last time they won 10 in a row away from home was in 1955, which was also the season when they won their very first World Series.

The streak started on July 6 at AT&T Park, where the Dodgers defeated the Giants 4-1. After doing so, they were just 4.5 games back of Arizona.

Their success away from home continued as they swept the Diamondbacks in a three-game series. Just 1.5 games out of first at that point, they split a four-game series against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.

The streak continued as the Dodgers swept both the Nationals and Blue Jays, scoring a total of 47 runs on the six-game road trip. The win in the first game against Toronto gave the Dodgers their first NL West lead of the season.

The series against the Blue Jays came especially close to ending the road winning streak. After six innings in the second game of the series, the Dodgers trailed 8-3. It took a three-run seventh and a four-run eighth to mount the comeback. In the final game of the series, the Blue Jays were just a half-inning away from ending their own six-game skid. However, a run in the ninth tied it up, and the Dodgers proceeded to score five in the tenth to win 8-3.

The Dodgers now head back home to face the Reds in a four-game series as they look to extend their winning streak and increase their lead in the NL West. Then the Yankees will come to town for two much-anticipated games at Dodger Stadium.

Looking ahead to the next road trip for L.A., the Dodgers will travel to the Windy City for a four-game series against the Cubs. Can the Blue Crew sweep Chicago and extend their incredible streak? If they do, it's off to St. Louis for a much more formidable test against the Cardinals.