Dodgers Highlights: Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, Gavin Lux & Freddie Freeman Help Offense Set Season High

The Los Angeles Dodgers began their homestand with a bang, slugging five home runs en route to a 15-2 win against the Texas Rangers. The Rangers played a fourth consecutive game without Corey Seager in their lineup due to a left hamstring strain.

That put a damper on Seager’s first time back at Dodger Stadium since signing with the Rangers as a free agent after the 2021 season. Seager nevertheless was treated to a tribute video and standing ovation from Dodgers fans.

It then quickly became a night to forget for Seager and the Rangers as Will Smith started the home run party with a three-run blast in the bottom of the first inning. That gave Smith 10 home runs on the season and six in his last 16 games.

After their lead had been trimmed to 3-1, Mookie Betts broke the game open with a three-run double in the fourth inning. Gavin Lux added an RBI single in the fifth, and Shohei Ohtani and Freddie Freeman combined for back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning.

Teoscar Hernández and Jason Heyward also homered in the seven-run sixth inning. The Dodgers’ final run came in the seventh on a sacrifice fly from Miguel Vargas.

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The Dodgers’ four home runs in one inning set a season high and was their first time doing so since Sept. 29, 2021, against the San Diego Padres. Overall, the five home runs tied a season high.

Ohtani and Freeman gave the Dodgers a third instance of back-to-back home runs. Freeman previously paired with Ohtani (May 6) and Smith (May 20) in the Dodgers’ two prior instances.

Their 15 runs scored also set a season-high mark.

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