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Bellinger hits two homers in 7-3 win over Cubs

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The Dodgers record improves to 46-23

Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

It was a pitching matchup for the ages, with two of the most dominant lefties in the game facing off. One would think it would be a low-scoring ball game, but it was the exact opposite. A total of 10 runs were scored in the Thursday night contest, with nine runs being scored via the long ball. The Dodgers won the home run competition, with a 7-3 comeback win.

On the final day of the NBA season, the Dodgers messed around and got a triple double. That is, three two-run home runs. Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and David Freese took full advantage of Jon Lester on the mound, each with a home run off of the lefty.

Cody Bellinger’s homer against Lester was his 21st of the season, but he wouldn’t finish there. This is his second multi home run game of the season, with his first coming on Mar. 30 versus the Diamondbacks.

Clayton Kershaw had a rough start, but he ultimately was able to get the run support needed to get the win. He earned all three runs the Cubs would score that night, including two solo home runs. Julio Urías followed Kershaw’s outing, making his second three-inning save this season, giving up only one hit in his outing.


Thursday particulars

WP: Clayton Kershaw (6-1), 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 HR, 2 BB, 8 K

LP: Jon Lester (5-5), 5.0 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 3 HR, 1 BB, 7 K

Home runs: Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger (2), Max Muncy, David Freese

Box score

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The Dodgers send Rich Hill to the mound to get win in game two, facing off against Kyle Hendricks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. PDT.