LOS ANGELES —— After Friday night’s extra-inning extracurricular activities, the Dodgers removed any drama early in their 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
The win meant another series victory, number 27 of the season and they took eight of ten overall in their first August stay at home.
Hyun-Jin Ryu returned from his ten-day injured list stay to get his 12th win. He pitched seven scoreless innings where he gave up five hits and one walk while striking out four.
After going three-straight games earlier this week without a home run, the power was in force on Sunday.
Justin Turner hit two home runs, Cody Bellinger and Will Smith provided solo shots to give the Dodgers their tenth game with four home runs this season.
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The Dodgers scored first when Turner hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Bellinger followed with his home run.
Joc Pederson’s two-out single scored Kristopher Negrón to make it 4-0 in the end of two innings. In the third inning, Smith hit a two-run homer, scoring Seager and it was now 6-0 with just three innings played.
Turner would lead off the fifth inning with his second home run of the game. Bellinger would later score on a Will Smith sacrifice fly so now it was 8-0.
Yimi Garcia came in to pitch the eighth, he retired the first two Diamondbacks. Then, Eduardo Escobar hit a solo home run. For Garcia, it was the 12th home run he had given up in 46⅔ innings pitched this season.
Catcher Alex Avila pitched the bottom of the eighth for the Diamondbacks, he gave up a run when Yimi Garcia grounded into a double play with the bases-loaded.
JT Chargois was brought in to finish up the game, he gave up a leadoff single and then a two-run homer to Nick Ahmed. Chargois would then retire the next three Diamondbacks to end the game and the home stand.
Home runs: Justin Turner 2 (19), Cody Bellinger (38), Will Smith (7), Eduardo Escobar (26), Nick Ahmed (12)
WP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-2), 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 SO
LP: Mike Leake (9-9), 5 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 2 BB, 2 SO
The Dodgers will have a Monday travel day as they head down to Miami to start a series on Tuesday against the Marlins. Clayton Kershaw will go against Jordan Yamamoto and first pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. PDT.