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Dodgers hit 5 homers, beat Mets 7-4 to extend historic surge

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of a baseball game...
Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets during the se...
Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (35) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Mets during the sixth inning of a base...
Jennifer Lopez, left, and her daughter Emme Maribel Muniz watch a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. ...
Jennifer Lopez watches a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jac...
New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Logan Forsythe (11) during the second inning ...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, ...
New York Mets' Michael Conforto (30) is congratulated by bench coach Dick Scott (23) and Rene Rivera (44) after hitting a solo home run against the Lo...
New York Mets' Curtis Granderson (3) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inni...
New York Mets relief pitcher Seth Lugo (67) delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 5, 20...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner (10) celebrates after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of a baseball game...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig (66) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the New York Mets during the se...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (35) rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Mets during the sixth inning of a base...

Jennifer Lopez, left, and her daughter Emme Maribel Muniz watch a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. ...

Jennifer Lopez watches a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jac...

New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Logan Forsythe (11) during the second inning ...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, ...

New York Mets' Michael Conforto (30) is congratulated by bench coach Dick Scott (23) and Rene Rivera (44) after hitting a solo home run against the Lo...

New York Mets' Curtis Granderson (3) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inni...

New York Mets relief pitcher Seth Lugo (67) delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 5, 20...

NEW YORK (AP) — Early on, everything went wrong for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They gave up three home runs in the first inning, were held without a hit until the fifth.

And then that big blue machine came storming back.

Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh and the resilient Dodgers went deep five times, rallying past the New York Mets 7-4 on Saturday to extend their incredible surge.

Chris Taylor, Justin Turner, Corey Seager and rookie Cody Bellinger also connected for the Dodgers, who are 43-7 since June 7. That's the best 50-game run by a big league team since the 1912 New York Giants compiled the same mark from May 14 to July 3.

"Got 'em," Turner said with a smile through his bushy red beard. "It's definitely something that down the road is going to be cool to talk about for a long time."

Los Angeles has won all but one of its last 13 games, upping the top record in the majors to an astounding 78-32. That puts the thundering Dodgers at 46 games above .500 for the first time since they were 98-51 on Sept. 15, 1962.

That team — led by Don Drysdale, Sandy Koufax and NL MVP Maury Wills — didn't even win the pennant after dropping a best-of-three playoff to rival San Francisco. This year's Dodgers are looking to end a World Series drought that dates to the franchise's last championship in 1988.

"It's a wave that we're riding," manager Dave Roberts said. "I know our players and they realize that we haven't done anything yet."

Said Turner: "Everyone knows what the goal is. Everyone knows what we're trying to do."

Leadoff man Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores and Curtis Granderson homered in the first off Dodgers lefty Rich Hill, the NL pitcher of the month for July.

Mets starter Seth Lugo kept Los Angeles hitless until Yasmani Grandal's two-out double in the fifth, but it didn't last.

"You've got to keep going the whole game," Lugo said. "I think we got a little complacent. They didn't."

Taylor homered leading off the sixth, connecting in a third straight game for the first time in his career. One out later, Turner singled and Bellinger nearly went down to one knee to lift his 31st homer over the right-center fence, tying it at 3.

"Man, it's been fun," Bellinger said. "Both sides of the ball as a team are clicking. So I think we're just trying to ride it out as long as we can."


Updated : 2021-02-25 16:31 GMT+08:00