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Dodgers Create Surprising MLB History Within Game Against Yankees

After an exciting 2-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night at Yankee Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers opened the floodgates and drilled the Yankees 11-3 on Saturday.

En route to the convincing win on Saturday, the Dodgers created surprising Major League Baseball history when two players named Hernández homered in the same game. Kiké Hernández homered in the fourth inning and Teoscar Hernández launched two long balls into the New York night, including a grand slam in the eighth inning.

Teoscar has been a tear since the Dodgers arrived in the Bronx. He delivered the game-winning two-run double in the top of the 11th inning. He didn’t waste any time on Saturday, hitting a solo bomb in the second inning to give the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead.

In the eighth with the Dodgers holding a two-run lead, Teoscar sent the Yankees fans dashing for the exits when he sent a ball into the Dodgers’ bullpen for the second grand slam of the season and the fifth of his career.

With his six RBIs on Saturday (matching a career-high), Hernández extended his team lead with 47 RBIs, with 35 of them coming with runners in scoring position.

“That’s what makes you a really good player,” Hernández said when asked how much he enjoys hitting with runners in scoring position. “I want to be a really good player. I want to be in those situations every time, even if I strike out or I don’t get the job done. The next opportunity, I want it back and just try to do better.”

The Dodgers have a chance to sweep the mighty Yankees on Sunday and if history has anything to do with the outcome, Teoscar might play a big role in the game. The first pitch is slated for 4:10 p.m. PT.

Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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