Power surge! Dodgers hit 8 homers in 12-5 win over Arizona

Zach Greinke and Matt Koch each allow four home runs as Diamondbacks get buried in opener

Power surge! Dodgers hit 8 homers in 12-5 win over Arizona
Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson hits a two-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Source: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

Hernandez, Austin Barnes and Corey Seager all homered in the fourth inning to chase Arizona ace Zack Greinke.

Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Hernandez then homered in the seventh for the power-packed Dodgers, whose pursuit of a third straight NL pennant got off to a thrilling start.

Adam Jones and Christian Walker went deep for the Diamondbacks, but their pitching staff's eight homers allowed also set a franchise record.


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