It was home run or go home.
The Dodgers’ offense has been surprisingly reliant on the long ball all season. When they’re sending baseballs over fences, they win a lot of games.
If the Padres had any doubt, the Dodgers provided a little additional education Friday night, hitting five home runs to power their way to an 8-4 victory at Petco Park.
With the Giants losing their seventh consecutive game, the Dodgers increased their lead in the National League West to 7½ games.
The Dodgers had only 10 hits, but when half are homers, that’s a lot of offense. The Padres tried to get with the program –- all but one of their hits were...