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Dodgers and the 20-homer club

Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers
Home runs have been a big part of the Dodgers’ attack of late.
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Home runs have been a big part of Dodgers wins in the last two days, and the club will look for more against the Phillies on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers hit three home runs in Sunday’s win over the Red Sox, and hit four more in Monday’s win over the Phillies.

Justin Turner hit his 20th home run on Sunday, and Corey Seager did the same on Monday, with the shortstop also adding his 21st later in the game. That gave the Dodgers five straight seasons and seven of their last eight years having two players reach 20 home runs.

But with Yasmani Grandal sitting on 17 home runs and Joc Pederson at 16 home runs with 50 games remaining, the 20-homer club has room for some more members this season.

The last time the Dodgers had more than two players hit 20 home runs in a season was 2001, when four players turned the trick -- Shawn Green hit a franchise-record 49 home runs, Gary Sheffield 36, Paul LoDuca 25 and Marquis Grissom 21.

The Dodgers were the first major league team to have four players with 30 home runs in 1977, then did the same in 1997. Those are two of the nine seasons the Dodgers have had at least four players hit 20 home runs.

The club record is five players with 20 home runs, set both in 1979 and 2000.

The Dodgers would need some kind of hot streak out of either Adrian Gonzalez, who has 10 home runs, or Trayce Thompson, who has 13 home runs but won’t be activated from the disabled list before Sept. 7.

On the season the Dodgers are 47-26 (.644), and 16-23 (.410). when they don’t hit a home run. The rest of MLB in 2016 has a .586 winning percentage when hitting a home run and a .327 winning percentage when not homering.

Game info

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA