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Five Dodger home runs equal 43-7

Power and bullpen give Dodgers their latest 2017 accomplishment of 43 wins in 50 games

Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Through five innings, the Dodgers were being held in check by Seth Lugo and thanks to a three-run first inning, the Mets looked like a team ready to win their first game against the Dodgers.

Then Dodgers scored the next seven runs, which all came from the five home runs they hit and that meant the Dodgers would beat the Mets 7-4 on Saturday. This win gave the Dodgers 43 wins out of their last 50 games which is the best any team as done in 105 years.

Five different Dodgers hit those home runs, Chris Taylor and Cody Bellinger’s home runs would tie the game. Yasiel Puig’s home run would break the tie in the seventh. Justin Turner and Corey Seager would hit home runs that provided the winning the margin

Rich Hill started for the Dodgers and he was hit by the home run ball in the first but after giving up three solo home runs, he settled down to complete five innings without giving up any more runs. Seth Lugo would leave the game after Bellinger tied the game but like Hill, he got a no-decision for his efforts.

Brandon Morrow recorded a scoreless sixth that meant a win for his stat line as the bullpen gave up just one late run, on a solo home run of course, in their four innings of work.

Trade deadline dividends

As Yu Darvish watched from the dugout, left-handed pitcher Tony Watson entered the game with one on and no out in the eighth inning. Though not a true left-handed specialist he came in to face two left-handed outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Curtis Granderson and struck them out on some nice pitches and good catching by Austin Barnes. Watson would get a Neil Walker to ground out to end the inning.

Four or more home runs in a game, yes please!

This was the ninth time this season that the Dodgers hit four or more home runs in a game. The Los Angeles Dodger team record, ten games, was set last season. Oh, as you might guess, they win when they do this, the last regular season game they lost when they hit four or more home runs was on August 19, 2004.

Injury note after the game

Up next

The Dodgers will finish their season series against the Mets on a second straight ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game. Hyun-jin Ryu and Steven Matz will match up and play will begin at 5:05 p.m. PT.

Saturday particulars

Home runs: Michael Conforto (22), Wilmer Flores (12), Curtis Granderson (15), Chris Taylor (15), Cody Bellinger (31), Yasiel Puig (21), Justin Turner (12), Corey Seager (19), Rene Rivera (7)

WP - Brandon Morrow (4-0): 1 IP, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

LP - Paul Sewald (0-4): 1⅓ IP, 2 runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 2 home runs