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Dodgers’ hot streak fueled by power

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Absent an injury or an unexpected rest day, sometimes it is challenging to provide a compelling way to present the Dodgers lineup with some sort of unique story behind it. So for Saturday night’s lineup against the Marlins, let’s take a look at how each player has done during the Dodgers’ incredible 27-4 run.

During the last 31 games, the Dodgers have outscored their opponents 183-99, averaging just under six runs per game. They went from tied for second place, two games back of the Rockies in the National League West, to up 8½ games on Arizona and 10½ games in front of Colorado.

Starting lineups

Pos Dodgers Pos Marlins
Pos Dodgers Pos Marlins
LF Taylor 2B Gordon (L)
SS Seager (L) RF Stanton
3B Turner CF Yelich (L)
1B Bellinger (L) LF Ozuna
2B Forsythe 1B Bour
CF Pederson (L) 3B Prado
C Grandal (S) C Realmuto
RF Puig SS Riddle (L)
P Wood P Urena
Time: 4:10 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA

Here is how the individual Dodgers have done:

Chris Taylor: .259/.325/.420, 9 2B, 3 HR, 7 SB, 17 R, 14 RBI in 29 games

Corey Seager: .348/.423/.663, 7 HR, 8 2B, 22 RBI, 18 R in 24 games

Justin Turner: .370/.491/.707, 9 HR, 20 RBI, 22 R in 27 games

Cody Bellinger: .274/.366/.690, 13 HR, 8 2B, 27 RBI, 23 R in 31 games

Logan Forsythe: .284/.395/.400, 5 2B, 20 R, 10 RBI in 28 games

Joc Pederson: .315/.438/.699, 7 HR, 7 2B, 19 R, 15 RBI in 25 games

Yasmani Grandal: .277/.318/.518, 5 HR, 5 2B, 10 RBI, 10 R in 22 games

Yasiel Puig: .287/.352/.606, 9 HR, 16 RBI, 17 R in 29 games

Austin Barnes: .308/.438/.615, 3 HR, 2 SB, 11 RBI, 7 R in 17 games

Chase Utley: .203/.300/.391, 7 2B, 2 HR, 10 R, 8 RBI in 24 games

Kiké Hernandez: .182/.316/.409, 4 HR, 3 2B, 8 R, 7 RBI in 29 games

Five regulars slugging over .600 for over a month will get it done, not to mention both catchers combining for near that, and eight home runs. Even the two relative stragglers — Utley and Hernandez — have still been productive.

As a team, the Dodgers are hitting .269/.362/.521 over their last 31 games.

That is the recipe, at least on offense, for a 27-4 stretch.