Dodgers hit 4 homers to down D-backs

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With Cody Bellinger and his .139 average sitting in the stands, the Dodgers reached far down the bench and got home runs from Edwin Ríos, Matt Beaty, AJ Pollock and Chris Taylor in an 11-2 blowout of the D-backs on Saturday night.

Ríos, starting at third base with Justin Turner the designated hitter, launched a 434-foot two-run shot off the girders in center field with one out in the fourth inning to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. It was Ríos’ second home run of the week and sixth in only 54 Major League at-bats.

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One out later, Beaty pulled his first home run of the season just inside the foul pole and into the Dodgers’ bullpen. Beaty started at first base and essentially made the lineup because Bellinger did not.

Arizona scored in the first inning against Julio Urías on Eduardo Escobar’s RBI single and a second run in the bottom of the fourth on a double by Christian Walker and two-out RBI single by Carson Kelly. The Dodgers retook the lead on Turner’s two-run triple in the fifth that chased Arizona starter Luke Weaver. Joc Pederson singled home Turner, and Pollock followed with a two-run homer, giving him three homers and 12 RBIs this season.

Taylor, who took over for shortstop Corey Seager in the sixth inning, slugged a three-run homer in the eighth inning. Urías allowed two runs in six innings for the win.

Source: mlb.com

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