Chris Taylor rocked a three-run homer, AJ Pollock and Edwin Rios each added two-round clubs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers smashed the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-2 Saturday.
Cody Bellinger, the MVP of last season in the National League, received the night off, after spending hardships with the wood during the first eight games of the season. He has hit just .139, without hitting a single home run.
The Dodgers’ attack looked pretty good in his absence. The bottom of the order showed great power in the fourth episode, when Puerto Rican Rios, who hit seventh, shot a two-run homer above the 413-foot mark in center field.
Two hitters later, ninth Matt Beaty downloaded another close flyer. The ball passed just over fair ground in right field, and the Dodgers took the lead 3-1.
Starter Luke Weaver (0-2) took the loss after allowing six runs in just over four chapters.
The victory went to Mexican starter Julio Urías, who gave up two runs in six innings, during which he prescribed five strikeouts.
For the Dodgers, Puerto Ricans Kiké Hernández 1-1 with a run scored, Ríos 5-1 with a run scored and two produced.
For the Diamondbacks, Dominicans Ketel Marte 3-1, Starling Marte 3-1. Venezuelans Ildemaro Vargas 3-0 with a run scored, Eduardo Escobar 4-1 with a RBI, David Peralta 3-0.