There hasn't been anything like this in Dodgers history not only in this century but in the last one as well.

With their 4-2 win over the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on Monday night the Dodgers are a remarkable 38-8 in their last 46 games.

And the last team in franchise history to accomplish that feat was a forerunner of the Dodgers the Brooklyn Superbas of 1899 — 114 years ago.

This was the sixth consecutive win for the first-place Dodgers who are 21-3 since the All-Star break and 18 games above .500 for the season.

The win in the first game of a three-game series with the Mets was the quintessential team effort.

A batch of singles — along with a Mets throwing error — enabled the Dodgers to score three times in the sixth inning and Nick Punto's solo home run in the seventh added insurance.

"It feels like one of those teams" Punto said.

Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco (9-9) gave his offense a chance to get back in the game by settling down after a rocky second inning and the bullpen escaped a rocky seventh inning as well.

"It wasn't very pretty but it was pretty in the end" Manager Don Mattingly said. Still he said Nolasco was "pretty good all night just that one inning."

The Dodgers remained 71/2 games ahead of the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks who also won in the National League West.

At first the Dodgers struggled to get anything going against Mets starter Jenrry Mejia.

The 23-year-old Mejia (1-2) a right-hander bouncing back from Tommy John surgery in 2011 held the Dodgers scoreless through the first five innings.

But in the sixth inning after Carl Crawford and Mark Ellis singled Adrian Gonzalez singled to score Crawford.