Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021
The Los Angeles Dodgers used five home runs to wallop the San Diego Padres 8-to-3. The San Francisco Giants won so that the Dodgers remain two games behind.
Mookie Betts, Corey Seager (2), Justin Turner, and AJ Pollock homered. The Dodgers also demonstrated they know how to play small ball. Cody Bellinger had a run-producing single, and Will Smith had a sacrifice fly.
Tony Gonsolin struggled through his 4 2/3 innings, including a monstrous home run by Fernando Tatis, Jr. The Dodger bullpen was again spectacular.