Turner homers, Dodgers win 9th straight by beating Miami 3-2

Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in the Majors and is one reason the L.A. Dodgers currently have the best record

Clayton Kershaw is one of the best pitchers in the Majors and is one reason the L.A. Dodgers currently have the best record

"He get like a little baby with that". "If we were at home at Dodger Stadium, we might have hit 20 homers this series, but this place is enormous. They have a very athletic outfield and cover a lot of ground, and they made a lot of really good plays". I've said it before and it will apply here as well.

With a 64-29 record now, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in #Major League Baseball.

L.A.is now 7.5 games ahead of Arizona in the National League West, and eight games in front of Washington, the team with the second-best record in the NL.

"It has been fun", Hill said. "We'll get a couple guys back so I'm looking forward to the second half". They also swept this three-game series against the Marlins (41-49).

Bellinger hit a single in the first inning, a two-run home run in the third and an RBI double in the fourth before tripling to deep right-center in the seventh. He was sidelined for three weeks early in the season by a hamstring injury, but entered the game on the verge of qualifying for the NL batting race, which he would lead.

L.A. has won 26 of 30 games including six straight victories in the last month of baseball.

It was that rare game where neither starter exceeded 90 miles per hour. The left-hander allowed just one run on five hits.

One of those outfielders is Stanton, who had another adventurous, aggressive and violent day on defense.

The Dodgers loaded the bases again in the eighth, but Stanton ended the threat when he raced to the right-field corner and caught a long drive by pinch hitter Chase Utley. But Jansen proceeded to strike out pinch-hitter Justin Bour and then worked a flawless ninth.

"We've just got to rebound and get going", Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. With two outs, Christian Yelich's single scored Dee Gordon, who reached with a pinch-hit single, to cut the Dodgers' lead to one. Rich Hill will start game three and is 5-4 with a 3.69 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season.

"Everybody's asking, 'Is the ball juiced?" While Ortiz seems to be enjoying his retirement, the AL East-leading Red Sox have an AL-low 92 home runs at the break. "But there are still a lot of guys not giving up home runs. I don't think that's fair to our team".