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Dodgers News: Dodgers Offense Lights Up On Opening Day Against Padres

Now that the first game of the 2017 season is completed, the season is looking bright for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Joc Pederson and Yasmani Grandal led the offense with back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the third.

After hitting a sacrifice fly to right field in the second inning, Pederson rose everyone to their feet with a line-drive grand slam to right field to break the 1-1 tie.

One batter later, Grandal homered in the same director to make it 6-1 Dodgers.

Justin Turner doubled in the fourth and Clayton Kershaw scored the Dodgers seventh run of the game. Padres pitcher Christian Bethancourt threw two wild pitches later in the inning, in result, Andrew Toles and Justin Turner scored to extend the lead to eight runs.

Then the 2016 Rookie of Year winner, Corey Seager, launched a 3-run home run on a four-seam fastball by Bethancourt in the fifth inning. It seems that Seager is off to a great start and so

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had a rough start in the first but was able to hold down the Padres offense down to two runs on twos hit in seven innings. Kershaw ended the day with eight strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA. The Padres scored early with a RBI single to left field by Yangervis Solarte. In the seventh inning, Ryan Schimpf hit a solo shot to right center field.

Padres Manuel Margot hits a RBI double off of reliever Chris Hatcher in the top of the eight to make it 12-3 Dodgers.

If you thought the Dodgers were done with hitting bombs in the Chavez Ravine, you were wrong! Grandal hits a 2-run blast in the bottom of the eight, Dodgers lead 14-3.

Dodgers will continue the series on Tuesday at 7:10 pm.

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