On Thursday, the reigning National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers, squared off against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Things went well for the Dodgers. Los Angeles homered eight times en route to a 12-5 victory. That isn’t a typo — the Dodgers really homered eight times as a team.
The home run frenzy had record-book implications. The eight homers tied the most by the Dodgers in a single game; set a new club record for most homers on Opening Day; and set a new MLB record for most players with a dinger on Opening Day.
Enrique ‘Kike’ Hernandez and Joc Pederson each homered twice. Corey Seager, Austin Barnes, Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger each homered once. Justin Turner and A.J. Pollock, then, were the only Dodgers hitters to come to the dish multiple times without jumping the yard.
Watch all 8 home runs in the clip below!
The Diamondbacks and Dodgers will play again on Friday night.