Sometimes just one part of your game overwhelms a team and that is what happened on Tuesday night as the Dodger bats pounded out 14 hits including three home runs in their 12-5 win over the Texas Rangers.
Caleb Ferguson made his second start and he was able to strike out three in four innings this time. Ferguson gave up five hits, two runs and two walks. Yimi Garcia, Edward Paredes and Daniel Corcino followed Ferguson with Parades getting the win.
The Dodgers opened the scoring when Yasiel Puig doubled off the wall to score Cody Bellinger. Joc Pederson followed that with a two-run homer.
After a Max Muncy home run made it 4-2 in the third, the Dodgers blew it wide open in the fourth inning. The Dodgers would send 11 batters to the plate with seven of them scoring.
Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer, Taylor drove in a run on a single, an infield out scored the fourth run and then a Bellinger double and Yasmani Grandal single scored the final three runs of the inning.
Both teams would score single runs in the fifth. And then in the ninth inning, a bad hop single and an error allowed the Rangers to score two runs to make the final score 12-5.
One other thing happened in tonight’s game. Daniel Corcino got a save for finishing the game and pitching the last three innings.
Homer happy in June
Prior to June, the Dodgers as a team, had hit three or more home runs in a game just three times. After tonight’s game, the Dodgers have now had three or more home runs in eight of their ten games played in June. And their total of 11 games with three or more home runs is now tied with Milwaukee for the top mark in the National League.
Joc Pederson hit his seventh home run in June, he has a ways to go to challenge the Los Angeles Dodger record of 15 by Pedro Guerrero back in 1985.
The Dodgers will conclude their two-game series against the Texas Rangers as right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda makes his return from the disabled list and he will start against left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels.
Home runs: Joc Pederson (8), Max Muncy (13), Yasiel Puig (8), Choo (12)
WP - Edward Parades (1-0): 1 IP, 1 strikeout
LP - Bartolo Colon (3-4): 3⅓ IP, 9 hits, 8 runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts
Save - Daniel Corcino (1): 3 IP, 2 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 3 walks, 1 strikeout