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Dodgers' youthful start continues in 8-0 rout of Diamondbacks

Dodgers' youthful start continues in 8-0 rout of Diamondbacks

Seven position players have won the National League rookie-of-the-year award in the in last decade, including Buster Posey, Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Braun, Ryan Howard and Bryce Harper. Through the first 22 games of their rookie seasons, none of them had as many home runs as Joc Pederson has now. Only Geovany Soto had as many runs batted in. Pederson blasted his fifth home run of the season Friday night in the Dodgers' 8-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, a second-inning grand slam off Rubby De La Rosa that landed in the top half of the right-field pavilion. Pederson is batting .300 with 14 RBIs. He continues to start in center field and was recently made the team's leadoff...

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