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Dodgers continue their grand weekend with another win over the Mets

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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers busted out with five runs in the eighth inning, including a grand slam from Matt Kemp, to continue their dominance over the Mets in an 8-3 win at Citi Field.

This is the 13th win for the Dodgers in the last 15 games against the Mets, winning the last seven of eight in New York and have an 11-game winning streak overall dating back to 2016.

In a 3-2 game, the Dodgers jumped all over Robert Gsellman in the eighth to break the game wide open. With runners on first and third, Kiké Hernandez laid down a bunt to successfully execute the squeeze play, scoring Cody Bellinger from third. It was two batters later when Kemp came up to pinch-hit with the bases full.

Gsellman left a 94-mph fastball over the heart of the plate that Kemp deposited in the seats down the left field line, putting the game out of reach.

Clayton Kershaw lasted three innings in his first start back from the disabled list, allowing two runs on five hits. The 30-year-old struck out four and walked one on 55-pitches in what was essentially a major league rehab start.

With uncertainty of how the weather conditions might affect the game, the Dodgers kept Caleb Ferguson on the roster to follow Kershaw out of the bullpen. Ferguson would go on to give his team a solid effort with four scoreless innings to earn his first career win.

Another positive to come out of the win was Chris Taylor making an appearance off the bench while he nurses a hamstring injury. Taylor pinch-hit for Kershaw in the fourth, coming through with a two-run double to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead over Jacob deGrom at that point in the game.

The Dodgers are back home Monday for a four-game series with the Cubs. If you plan on getting out to Dodger Stadium, let our friends at StubHub get you there.

Muncymania continues

Max Muncy hit his 14th homer of the year in the first inning to retake the team lead from Bellinger.

Up next

The Dodgers go for the sweep over the Mets when a pair of lefties matchup on the mound. Rich Hill (1-2, 4.99) gets the start for Los Angeles. Jason Vargas (2-6, 8.60) was going to start for the Mets, but not any more.

Saturday particulars

Home runs: Max Muncy (14) Matt Kemp (13)

WP - Caleb Ferguson (1-1): 4 IP, 3 hits, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts

LP - Jacob deGrom (5-3): 6 IP, 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 walk, 6 strikeouts