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Yasmani Grandal climbing Dodgers HR lists

Catcher has a home run in 3 straight games

Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Part of the Dodgers home run outburst on Monday against Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks was Yasmani Grandal, who is making a name for himself among catchers in Dodgers franchise history.

Homering in bunches is nothing new for Grandal, who has homered in at least two consecutive games five times in 2016, as well as three times in 2015.

He has 18 home runs in his last 50 games, hitting .292/.406/.665 since June 30.

But with home runs on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Grandal is the first Dodgers catcher with home runs in three straight games since Russell Martin in 2007.

The last with four straight games was Todd Hundley in 2000. The Dodgers franchise record for consecutive games with a home run, from any position, is five, jointly held by Roy Campanella in 1950.

Grandal has a career-high 24 home runs on the season, all hit as a catcher, leading all of baseball in home runs by a catcher in 2016.

His 24 home runs as a catcher is tied for ninth-most in Dodgers history, and everyone above him on the list were 30-homer seasons. Campanella and Mike Piazza each have four Dodgers seasons with 30+ home runs as a catcher, both topping out at 40, Campanella in 1953 and Piazza in 1997.

Game info

Dodgers (77-60) vs. Diamondbacks (58-79)

Time: 7:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA