The National Digest

The Sports Report: Dodgers Continue To Coast To The NL West title

The Dodgers, who are cruising to another NL West title, cruised past the Miami Marlins on Tuesday in a 15-1 rout.

Will Smith homered twice to hike his total to nine in 23 games — the most in franchise history in that span. Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger slammed back-to-back home runs in the Dodgers’ four-run seventh inning. It was Turner’s 20th — giving him his third career 20-home-run season — and Bellinger’s 39th. He’s tied for the major league lead with Christian Yelich and Mike Trout.

Matt Beaty topped off the home run frenzy with a solo swat in the eighth inning before contributing a three-run triple in the ninth. The Dodgers’ six home runs set a Marlins Park record. They added six doubles, including three by A.J. Pollock, and one single. The 13 extra-base knocks matched a franchise record.

“It was as good of a night as we’ve had all year,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, “and that’s saying a lot.”

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