Cody Bellinger Hits 2 Homers, as Dodgers Blowout Padres 10-2 – Los Angeles

Cody Bellinger had two homers and Freddie Freeman one. Clayton Kershaw was the complete sweep as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Diego Padres 10-2 on Sunday afternoon.

This victory was the Dodgers’ fourth consecutive series win. It also marked their 11th overall victory against the Padres in their 12 previous games.

The Dodgers were the first to strike out new San Diego starting pitcher Sean Manaea. Manaea was with the Oakland Athletics for the first few seasons of his career before being traded to the Padres at spring training.

Mookie Betts opened the game by scoring a single to the right field. Justin Turner scored three batters later with a sacrifice fly.

With his third home run of season, Freeman gave the Dodgers three. He now holds the temporary lead with three.

Bellinger scored his fourth home run of the season in the eighth inning. He then took the lead with four runs when he hit his second homer of day, a three-run homer in the fifth.

Bellinger was not a great player in 2020 and looked terrible in spring training. However, he is slowly gaining his mojo again at the beginning 2021. The 2019 National League MVP has now collected four homers and eight RBI. This was his first homer against Manaea this season. Bellinger had only one homer last season against a southpaw.

Bellinger’s 14th multi-homer game was his first in a Dodgers career. It was also the most homers by any Dodgers player prior to the age 26.

Kershaw improved his season record to 3-0. He allowed only one run on four runs in five innings. He had three strikeouts, which is four less than Don Sutton’s franchise record.

UP NEXT

The Dodgers will travel to Arizona, where they will start a three-game series against Arizona’s Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Walker Buehler will face Merrill Kelly on Monday for the Snakes.

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