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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers, striving to reach their third consecutive World Series, amassed eight home runs in a 12-3 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks to begin their 2019 season, setting a major league record for Opening Day and tying a franchise record for any game.
The only other time the Dodgers hit eight home runs was May 23, 2002, when Shawn Green hit four of them against the Milwaukee Brewers.
On Thursday, against former co-ace Zack Greinke, the Dodgers got two each from Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez. Corey Seager, who spent most of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery, hit one. So did Max Muncy, looking to prove last year’s breakout performance was no fluke. And so did Cody Bellinger and Austin Barnes.
Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ eight home runs, which set a major league record for opening day and tied the franchise record for any game, during a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
It marked the first time six players on the same team hit a home run on Opening Day in the live ball era,