LOS ANGELES (AP) 56 years took Dodger Stadium to watch a game like this one.
Cody Bellinger struck a grand slam, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig each struck two homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Milwaukee Brewers 21-5 on Thursday night.
Brian Dozier and Justin Turner also went low as Los Angeles ended with the highest total score at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers hit a season that brought together seven home grains and also set season highs for runs in a game and in an inning when they finished ninth in ninth place.
"This is more offensive for our club," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "You'll have spells where you do not have hits and there'll be bad thugs when the guys thump well, but the last few nights, with a walk-off victory (Wednesday) that can give you a shot in the Poor and hopefully it will continue. "
Clayton Kershaw (5-5) gave up two runs and five goals over six innings and won his second consecutive start. He also won for the fourth time in his last six exits, while he batted seven with two walks.
Christian Yelich and Jesus Augilar each hit home runs for the Brewers, who lost for the fifth time in 1
But this game was all about the Dodgers' offense. The starting field of Pederson, Bellinger and Puig each had four RBIs. After STATS LLC was the only other time in 1964, when the trio of Milwaukee Braves of Hank Aaron, Rico Carty and Lee Maye did it.
Bellinger snapped a 0-for-13 slide when he picked up a 0 -1 pitch by Brewers starter Jhoulys Chacin from right field foul poles for his 18th of the season. It was his second Grand Slam this season and the third of his two-year career.
"It was fun," said Bellinger. "You never expect to get that many runs, but if you do that, you just try to take advantage of it, and I think we did a good job today."
Chacin (10-4) gave up nine runs and five hits with four walks over 4 1/3 innings. It was the worst right-hander outing since he had given up eight runs on 4 1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 24th.
"You have a good lineup," Chacin said. "I have the feeling that they are always in a good position and they have good players like (Manny) Machado and Dozier, they will be the team to defeat in the National League and we will hopefully play against them again . "
Infielder Hernan Perez and catcher Erik Kratz each came for the third time on the hill for the Brewers.
Pederson began the home game of the Dodgers as he led the game with a deep offensive in the right field. It was the seventh Leadoff Home Run of his career, four of them this year. He added a three-round shot in seventh to give him 16 in the season.
Puig had a solo shot down the left field line in the fourth inning and a two-shot in the seventh to give him 14 the season. Dozier, who was on Tuesday at the close of trading in Minnesota, made a threefold strike in the left field in fifth, his 18th place. It was Dozier's second home race in two starts with the Dodgers.
Turner hit his sixth home run after leaving the 10-day disabled list on Thursday. He had been out with a tense right groin since July 22.
The Dodgers scored double-digit runs for the second time in the second half, both against the Brewers. It was the tenth time this season that the Dodgers scored 10 or more runs in one game.
The Dodgers won the season series against the Brewers 4: 3 after separating the four-game series at home
DODGERS NOT FOOLED
Despite the Brewers' crush on Thursday, the Dodgers set the postgame theme Milwaukee is a team they could see in the postseason.
Kershaw admitted that he was not at his best, though he had won the victory over six innings, a relentless Brewers offense was part of the reason.
"One day, maybe in payouts, I'll find out how to get Yelich out," Kershaw said. "He's swinging the bat unbelievably, and thankfully our bats were a bit hotter tonight."
Kershaw was asked how difficult the Brewers lineup would be in October.
"All the way up and down (Brewers) lineup (there are) many people swing the bats," said Kershaw.
AX MAN COMES
The Dodgers are expected to help new helper John Axford on active duty Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Houston Astros. The Dodgers acquired the right-handers on Tuesday's trading date.
Brewers: RHP Zach Davies (rotator cuff inflammation), which is out since early June, will have at least two more minor league rehab starts before he returns to the Brewers' rotation.
Dodgers: 2B Chase Utley went on the 10-day list for inflammation of the left wrist and opened a roster for Turner (right bar), which was reinstated in the active duty roster. … LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (strained left groin) went four scoreless innings, giving two hits, in a rehab start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. … LHP Zach Rosscup (left middle finger) also threw a goalless inning in a rehab outing on Rancho Cucamonga
Brewers: RHP Junior Guerra (6-7, 3.43 ERA) will take the hill home on friday in for the start of a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies.
Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (7-5, 3.68) begins the opener of a three-game series against the Astros.
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