LOS ANGELES -- Back home on Monday, the Dodgers once again found their offensive stroke in Monday's 8-3 win over the Giants. The Dodgers are 9-1 at home, their best start at Dodger Stadium in six years.
The 2009 club won their first 13 games at home, a streak that coincidentally ended with the 50-game suspension of Manny Ramirez. That club won 95 games, including 50 at home, the only time in the last 23 years the Dodgers have won 50 home games.
Included in that 9-1 home record is an eight-game home winning streak, also the longest since that 2009 streak to open the season. But the club has not only won eight straight at home, it has also scored at least five runs in each of the eight wins, the longest streak in franchise history, at least dating back to 1914.
The Dodgers have outscored opponents 61-35 at Dodger Stadium this season.
Here are some of the best home performers this season for the Dodgers, through 10 games:
Adrian Gonzalez: 2-for-5, run on Monday; 21-for-44 (.477) with seven doubles and five home runs at home
Howie Kendrick: 2-for-4, run, RBI; 17-for-38 (.447) with five doubles, two home runs, a triple and eight multi-hit games
Justin Turner: 1-for-1, three-run home run; 7-for-15 (.467), three doubles, home run
Scott Van Slyke: 1-for-3, run; 6-for-13 (.462), three doubles, home run, three walks
Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner do battle again on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Manager Don Mattingly said A.J. Ellis will catch Kershaw on Monday. Ellis hasn't played since taking a ricocheted fastball off his right hand on Wednesday in San Francisco.