Dodgers tie record with seven solo homers

Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers connects on a triple in the fifth inning against the New York Mets
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New York (AFP) – Cody Bellinger and Kike Hernandez blasted two homers each as the Los Angeles Dodgers tied the record for most solo home runs by a team in a single game with an 8-7 win over the New York Mets.

Justin Turner hit the Dodgers’ seventh and final home run of the game to give them the late lead on Sunday.

Joc Hernandez and Max Muncy led off the game with back-to-back shots for the Dodgers who beat the Mets for the 12th straight time going back to 2016.

Turner seemed to benefit from a getting a day off this week.

“I was hoping we didn’t need one (home run),” said Turner, who went one for nine in the first two games of the series before taking a break. “But it kind of worked out.”

The Dodgers’ seven solo shots tied the record by a team in a single game in the modern era.

The last team to do it was the Chicago White Sox in June 2016 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Dodgers’ team record for home runs in a game is eight, set in 2002 against Milwaukee.

Los Angeles has won 25 of their last 34 games since dropping 10 games under 500 in mid-May.

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