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Dodgers dominate Giants in 9-2 win

It’s déjà vu, all over again!

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers became the first team in baseball to reach 50 wins this season with their 9-2 win over the rival Giants. They are now tied with the 1977 Dodgers for the second-best start in LA Dodgers history (50-25), trailing only the 1974 Dodgers who got off to a 51-24 start.

Tonight, LA batters combined for four home runs on the night. All three of the Dodgers sluggers reached a professional milestone.

Cody Bellinger hit his 24th homer, joining Mike Piazza for eighth place for most Dodger home runs before the All-Star break. Chris Taylor smashed two dingers for the first multi-homer game of his career. Lastly, Kyle Garlick also hit one out for the first major league home run of his career.

It was almost completely a bullpen game, with Rich Hill only pitching in the first inning. He exited the game with left forearm discomfort.

Much to the surprise of many fans, the bullpen was solid. Six of their eight innings were scoreless and they held the Giants to two runs, both on solo home runs. SF was only able to snag four hits in the entire game.

Dylan Floro followed Hill’s 1-2-3 inning with two perfect innings. Pedro Báez was also perfect in his seventh inning appearance. Joe Kelly’s performance was also commendable. He tossed two scoreless innings to hold the 9-2 lead to the finish.

Wednesday particulars

WP: Dylan Floro (2-1), 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

LP: Drew Pomeranz (2-7), 4 13 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Home runs: Chris Taylor (2), Kyle Garlick, Cody Bellinger, Tyler Austin, Mike Yastrzemski

Box score

Up next

The Dodgers will send Julio Urías to the mound to face Madison Bumgarner. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm PDT.