Dodgers Make It Rain Home Runs With Record-Tying Game

Phillip Young Contributor
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The Los Angeles Dodgers matched the MLB record for solo home runs in a Sunday game against the New York Mets.

Yes, you heard that correctly. Seven. Home. Runs.

The Dodgers needed the seventh homer that came in the top of the 11th inning, when Justin Turner smashed in the game-winning run to put LA up 8-7. Turner had only one hit in nine at-bats in the first two games of the series, ESPN reports.

According to ESPN’s Stats & Information, the Dodgers’ effort matched a record dating back to 1900. The Chicago White Sox accomplished this feat back in 2016 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Dodgers are red hot now as they have won 25 of their last 34 games and have narrowed the gap in the NL West to just 2 1/2 games behind the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks.

LA had a very exciting 2017 campaign, but so far this year they have had their fair share of struggles. Maybe Sunday’s game is a sign of great things to come for the Dodgers.