Bellinger hits for cycle as Dodgers thump Marlins


All told, he went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout. "Austin (Barnes) did a great job behind the dish". Stanton said after the game he got the glove he dropped back. They have a very athletic outfield, they cover a lot of ground.

Marcell Ozuna jumped high above the 7-foot wall in left field to rob Kike Hernandez of a home run, and Christian Yelich leaped at the wall in center to steal an extra-base hit from Logan Forsythe. I've said it before and it will apply here as well.

Miami Marlins' Chris O'Grady delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Miami. In his first Major League outing, the left-hander threw 5/13 innings of five hits and three run ball against the Giants.

With a 64-29 record now, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in #Major League Baseball.

Los Angeles leads the majors with a 61-29 record, one game better than Houston and 7 1/2 ahead of the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks in the loaded National League West. "To have us talking about obscene gestures, I don't want to do that, and he doesn't want to do that". "But we can't get there without focusing on tomorrow". Perhaps most importantly, they also have a whopping 16 1/2-game lead in the American League West, allowing them to go slowly with Dallas Keuchel after the 2015 AL Cy Young Award victor was shelved by a neck injury.

Bellinger's two-run homer in the third inning was his 26th of the season to move into a tie with Stanton and Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto for the NL lead. He was sidelined for three weeks early in the season by a hamstring injury, but entered the game on the verge of qualifying for the NL batting race, which he would lead.

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With the All-Star Game in the rearview mirror and the trade deadline inching closer, the World Series favorites are as clear as the lovely blue waters of Miami that hosted baseball's best players earlier this week. The Dodgers on Tuesday open a two-game series at the Chicago White Sox, sending LHP Clayton Kershaw (14-2, 2.19 ERA) to the mound. "For us to still find a way to win says a lot about our guys".

OUR PREDICTION: The Dodgers have won five of their last six games against the Marlins, are 5-1 in their last six road games and have won 41 of their last 52 games overall.

It was that rare game where neither starter exceeded 90 miles per hour.

One Dodger who struggled against O'Grady was Cody Bellinger. Then he went out and hit for the cycle. But Jansen proceeded to strike out pinch-hitter Justin Bour and then worked a ideal ninth.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Puig "overreacted" to the pitch, according to the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough. Dodgers starter Rich Hill (6-4) continued his resurgence by pitching five strong innings, and the bullpen survived its eighth-inning hiccup.

"Everybody's asking, 'Is the ball juiced?" "But I think the right thing at this moment is to stay the course".