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Recap: Adrián González Leads Dodgers’ HR Party in 18-9 Victory Over Reds | VIDEO

The Los Angeles Dodgers made history on Monday. Not only did they score 18 runs in their victory over the Cincinnati Reds, but they had 7 home runs.

Three of those home runs were hit by Dodger’s clubhouse leader, Adrian Gonzalez, marking his second career 3 HR game.

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Righteously so, A-Gon’s new favorite city might just be Cincinnati after he hit three home runs and set a new career high with a eight RBI’s during the series finale against the Reds.

Although Josh Reddick didn’t get the start in right today after jamming his middle finger, rookie right fielder, Andrew Toles, also had a career day. He had 4 RBIs today in the Dodger’s victory and hit his first major league HR.

The Dodgers came out the gate swinging, scoring three runs off of only four pitches thrown by the Red’s starting pitcher, Homer Bailey.

After Utley and Seager started the game off with back to back base hits, A-Gon went big fly on the third pitch of his AB, putting the Dodgers up 3-0! El Titan has homered 6 times in 24 at-bats against Bailey.

The first inning rally didn’t stop there. After Joc walked with one out, Howie followed with a base hit to right field, putting runners on the corners for rookie, Andrew Toles. Toles scored Joc with a sac fly, the second RBI of his major league career, putting the Dodgers up 4-0 in the first inning.

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The Reds managed to get one run back in the bottom of the first as Toles let a ball drop in right field after he lost it in the sun.

After a very action-packed first inning for both teams, neither the Dodgers or the Reds managed to push any runs across in the second.

With the score still 4-1 in the Dodger’s favor, Joc led off the top of the third with an absolute rocket off the right field wall. Although the ball was clocked at 111 MPH off his bat, it was only a base hit for Yung Joc.

Then, Howie perfectly executed the hit and run, allowing Joc to go from first to third on the play. Andrew Toles followed with a base hit in the right center gap and picked up his second RBI of the game.

The rally continued as Rob Segedin hit a sac fly to left center, giving Kendrick plenty of time to tag up and score, as the Dodgers went up 6-1.

The Reds scored 3 runs in the bottom of the third and put one more on the board in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Dodgers lead, 6-5.

But, the Dodgers proved why they’re one of the hottest teams in baseball right now as they put 7 runs on the board and made history in the Dodger’s record book in the top of the fifth!

After Howie led off the inning with a walk, Andrew Toles crushed his first major league home run to right field to put the Dodgers up 8-5!

On the very next pitch, fellow Dodgers’ rookie, Rob Segedin, also hit his first major league HR, with a solo shot to left center.

Even the Red’s pitcher was in shock after giving up back to back HRs to Dodger’s rookies!

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But, the Dodger’s home run party didn’t stop there! After Utley recorded his second hit of the game, Corey Seager demolished his 22nd HR of the year with a 2-run shot to right center!

A-Gon wanted to join in the fun as well as he crushed his 2nd HR of the game to left field, making that 14 on the year for Gonzalez!

Pedro Baez came in for relief for the Dodgers in the bottom of the six and gave up two runs, but the Dodger’s maintained their lead as they still led 12-7 heading into the 7th.

In the top of the 7th, A-Gon(e) hit his third home run of the game and 15th of the year to put the Dodgers up 15-7!

Yaz couldn’t just watch his teammates have all the fun as he hit his 21st HR of the year, a solo shot to deep center field. This was the third time this game that the Dodgers hit back to back home runs!

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The Dodger’s bats still didn’t cool off as they scored two more runs in the top of the 8th. With one down, Kiki Hernandez, Utley, Seager hit three consecutive base hits, getting the Dodgers another insurance run. Seager went 4-5 today at the plate with three RBIs.

The 18th run of the game was credited to A-Gon as he picked up his eight RBI today with a slow rolling fielder’s choice to the Red’s second baseman.

Although the Reds put two more runs on the board during the final two innings of the game, it wasn’t enough to overcome the damage that was already done as the Dodgers won with a final score of 18-9.

The Dodger’s offense was absolutely explosive today and that was without their home run leader, Justin Turner in the line up. Let’s hope the Dodgers can build off this momentum as they kick off their 3-game series against the Giants tomorrow.

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Sammy Glantz

Aspiring Sports Reporter// Current Student at UC San Diego LA Born and Raised. Sports and Frozen Yogurt Fanatic! Follow me on Twitter @SammyGlantz

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