Or they could just hit the ball over the fence.
The Dodgers' struggling offense awoke just enough Wednesday to beat the
The Dodgers managed only seven hits on the night but two of them were of the home-run variety, an element to their attack that was never expected to be significant but which they continue to lead the
Struggling Adrian Gonzalez started the scoring with a solo home run off Kyle Hendricks to lead off the second inning.
The Dodgers took a more comfortable lead in the third after right-hander
Turner delivered a three-run homer. It was his career-high 10th home run of the season. His previous high was the seven he hit last season.
The Dodgers have hit 95 home runs this season to lead the N.L., 11 more than the
The Dodgers added one more run in the eighth when
Bolsinger was pitching fairly well until running into trouble in the fifth. He gave up a leadoff single to pinch-hitter
Bolsinger got Anthony Rizzo to hit into a double play, though it scored Russell with the second run. When Bolsinger then walked
J.P. Howell started a strong night for the bullpen, throwing 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Joel Peralta, who loaded the bases without recording an out Tuesday in his first appearance in two months, came right back and got the only two batters he faced out.
Adam Liberatore walked his only batter on four pitches, but Juan Nicasio bridged the gap to closer
Denofria singled into the left-field corner on the game's final play, but Van Slyke threw a bullet to throw him out at second for the third out.