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Dodgers set franchise record for home runs in a season

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212 homers surpasses 2000 team for most ever

San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES — Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run home run on Sunday against the Giants at Dodger Stadium, breaking the Dodgers franchise record for team home runs hit in one season.

Grandal’s home run in the fourth inning against Chris Stratton was the Dodgers’ 212th home run of 2017, beating the 2000 team for most in a single season.

This has been a prolific season across baseball for power, with Major League Baseball setting a new record for home runs in one season, 5,845 entering Sunday.

The Dodgers rank fifth in the National League and 11th in the majors in home runs this season. They have six players with at least 20 home runsCody Bellinger (39), Yasiel Puig (26), Justin Turner (21), Chris Taylor (21), Grandal (21) and Corey Seager (20) — for the first time in club history, breaking the old mark of five players, set in 1979 and 2000.

Twenty different Dodgers have hit home runs this season, two shy of the club record set in 1958, 2000 and 2001.

With a .435 slugging percentage as a team, the Dodgers are poised to break the club record since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. The 2006 team had a .432 slugging percentage, the current high mark. Including the Brooklyn years, the best slugging percentage came in 1953, when the 105-win club posted a .474 number.

Most team home runs, Dodgers history

Year HR Games HR/Game NL rank MLB rank
Year HR Games HR/Game NL rank MLB rank
2017 212 156 1.36 5th 11th
2000 211 162 1.30 4th 9th
1953 208 155 1.34 1st 1st
2001 206 162 1.27 6th 9th
2004 203 162 1.25 4th 8th
1955 201 154 1.31 1st 1st