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Dodgers continue their long-ball show in 5-4 win over Angels
Dodgers continue their long-ball show in 5-4 win over Angels

Home runs, nice to have. Generally very helpful when you’re attempting to outscore the other team. The Dodgers lost their two most powerful bats in the off-season -- Matt Kemp traded to the Padres, Hanley Ramirez signing with the Red Sox -- so they aren’t expected to be blasting rockets out of ballparks this year. Which is not to say they won’t get their share, just that they won’t be leading baseball with their home-run total. Like they are this spring. That’s right, a team supposedly built around gritty at-bats and line drives leads every team this spring with 42 home runs, five more than the second-place Cubs. They’re clobbering everything. ...

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