Stanton unofficially became the fourth player to ever send a baseball out of the 53-year-old stadium in a game, his estimated 478-foot blast off Mike Bolsinger bouncing off the back of the metal roof covering the left field pavilion and presumably landing in a concourse that was previously part of the parking lot.
The last player to hit the ball out of the ballpark was Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire, who did it in 1999 while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. Mike Piazza did it in 1997. Willie Stargell did it twice, in 1969 and 1973.
But the Miami Marlins' $325-million right fielder couldn't defeat the Dodgers' $270-million roster on his own. Not even close. Stanton's first-inning blast accounted for the Marlins' only run of the night as the Dodgers extended their winning streak to five games with an 11-1 victory.
The Dodgers won in a familiar manner.
They received a solid start from a triple-A call-up, as Bolsinger limited the Marlins to a run and five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
The opposing starting pitcher, former Dodger Dan Haren, lasted only 4 1/3 and was charged with six runs and 11 hits.
Six Dodgers recorded multi-hit games, including Howie Kendrick and Andre Ethier, who both homered. The team finished the game with a season-high 21 hits, five of them by Ethier and four by Kendrick. Ethier drove in three runs.
The only team in baseball with a better record is the St. Louis Cardinals, who are 23-9.
Considering everything that has gone wrong for the Dodgers, Manager Don Mattingly acknowledged he was surprised by the team's record.
All-Star right fielder Yasiel Puig is on the disabled list and isn't expected back any time soon.
Puig underwent an MRI examination Monday that confirmed suspicions he again strained his left hamstring while on a minor league rehabilitation assignment over the weekend.
"Just kind of what we thought," Mattingly said. "He's had a little bit of a setback."
Puig first injured the hamstring April 13. He wasn't in the lineup for four of the next five games and landed on the disabled list April 26.
Puig is part of a disabled list that would have crippled most teams. Fellow Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford is sidelined with a torn side muscle.
Two starting pitchers, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy, are down. Ryu hasn't pitched this season because of a shoulder irritation. McCarthy underwent a season-ending elbow operations.
The Dodgers' record is a credit to the team's depth.
Ethier, Scott Van Slyke and Alex Guerrero have stepped into the outfield positions that belonged to Puig and Crawford.
Van Slyke, who hit a walk-off home run the previous night and raised his average to .373 with a three-hit game, batted eighth the last two games.
"That's a pretty good eighth-hole guy," Mattingly said.
As well as the Dodgers have played, Mattingly said he views Puig and Jansen's returns as important.
"I think over the long period of time, it will kind of play itself out," Mattingly said. You would not be as good if you don't have all your guys.
"It's hard to say you're going to be better without Yasiel. You can play well and we can possibly win the whole thing and not know if you're still going to be a better club. I think everybody wants to be full strength. We'd like to be able to have Yasiel, we'd like to have Kenley."
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