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Dodgers hit four homers, but fall to Marlins 13-7

Lots of homers, but not a lot of pitching

Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The good news for the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon was the offense hit four home runs, helping result in seven runs. The bad news, however, was the pitching staff combined to allow 13 runs on 13 hits, as they dropped the final game of the series to the Marlins, 13-7.

For the fourth consecutive game, LA hit four home runs, setting a major-league record for most consecutive games with at least four homers. Kyle Garlick got things going in the fifth, launching his third of the season. At the time of the long-ball, the Dodgers trailed 2-1.

Things fell apart for Walker Buehler and his team in the bottom half of the fifth. After a hit-by-pitch and a walk, a two-run double from Brian Anderson put Miami ahead 4-1, and took Buehler out of the game. He lasted only four innings, allowing five total runs and issuing three walks.

Pedro Baez relieved Buehler, but allowed four consecutive hitters to reach base. He failed to record an out, being replaced by J.T. Chargois. Baez allowed three runs in his quick outing.

LA chipped away an inning later, cutting their deficit to only four runs. Max Muncy hit a two-run shot, and Corey Seager hit a solo homer.

MIami countered with a five-run inning, ultimately putting the game out of reach. Chargois allowed three runs, before being removed for Caleb Ferguson, who allowed two runs of his own.

The runs kept coming in the seventh, as Cody Bellinger hit a three-run shot for his 40th homer of the season. Bellinger becomes the youngest Dodger in franchise history to hit 40 in a season. He’s also the eighth different Dodger player ever to reach that number in a season.

Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless inning after, appearing in the seventh inning in the regular season for the first time since May of 2013. Moving forward, manager Dave Roberts said he wants to try and have Jansen pitch at least once a series. Adam Kolarek followed with a scoreless eighth.

Thursday particulars

WP: Caleb Smith (8-6) 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 SO

LP: Walker Buehler (10-3) 4 IP, 5 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO

Home runs: Kyle Garlick (3) Max Muncy (29) Corey Seager (12) Cody Bellinger (40)

Box score

Up next

The Dodgers will travel to Atlanta where they’ll take on the Braves for a three-game series. Kenta Maeda will get the start tomorrow. First pitch is at 4:20 p.m. PT.