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Dodgers set franchise record for home runs in a season for second consecutive year

MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES — Yasmani Grandal smashed a solo shot in the sixth inning Saturday night, breaking the Dodgers franchise record for team home runs hit in one season for the second consecutive season.

Grandal’s homer was the Dodgers 222nd home runs of 2018, beating last year’s team with seven more games left to expand on their achievement.

The Dodgers rank first in the National League in home runs this season, trailing only the Yankees (251) in all of baseball. They have seven players altogether with at least 20 homers in 2018, also a franchise record.

Max Muncy (33), Joc Pederson (24), Yasmani Grandal (24), Cody Bellinger (23) Yasiel Puig (22), Kike Hernandez (21) and Matt Kemp (20) broke the previous record of six players, also set last season.

17 different Dodgers have hit a home run this season, including 12 from Manny Machado who crushed a three-run job into the right field pavilion on his bobblehead night Saturday.

Most team home runs, Dodgers History

Year HR Games HR/Game NL rank MLB rank
Year HR Games HR/Game NL rank MLB rank
2018 222 155 1.43 1st 2nd
2017 221 162 1.36 4th 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