Rookie Will Smith hits 2 of Dodgers’ 6 homers as they pound Marlins

Even by the Dodgers’ high-scoring standards, Tuesday night was extraordinary.

Rookie Will Smith achieved another milestone in the storybook start to his big-league career with his first two-homer game, and Los Angeles twice hit back-to-back homers to rout the Marlins 15-1 in Miami.

Cody Bellinger tied a career high with his 39th homer and Justin Turner hit his 20th for the Dodgers, who had six homers and a season-high 13 extra-base hits — but no singles until there were two outs in the ninth.

The six homers tied the record for most by a team at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012.

“It was as good a night as we’ve had all year, and that’s saying a lot,” manager Dave Roberts said.

Rookie Dustin May, making his third career start, earned his first win by allowing one run in 5 ⅔ innings. Four relievers, including backup catcher Russell Martin, completed a four-hitter.

Los Angeles has won all four games this year against the Marlins while outscoring them 36-8.

Corey Seager and Smith went back-to-back in the fourth inning. Smith hit a two-run homer in the sixth, and Turner and Bellinger hit consecutive homers in the seventh. Smith has nine homers in 23 games.

Mariners 11, Tigers 6: Kyle Seager homered three times and Tom Murphy added two as visiting Seattle beat Detroit.

Braves 5, Mets 3: Ronald Acuña Jr. homered and threw out a runner at the plate in Max Fried’s fifth straight win as host Atlanta beat New York.

Cardinals 2, Royals 0: Jack Flaherty tossed seven innings of three-hit ball as visiting St. Louis defeated Kansas City.

Astros, White Sox split: Ivan Nova tossed a four-hitter and host Chicago won the nightcap 4-1. Houston won the first game 6-2 behind six solid innings from Zack Greinke.

Red Sox 7, Indians 6: Jackie Bradley Jr. homered in the 10th inning after visiting Boston had blown a late lead. Boston third baseman Rafael Devers became the first major-league player to record six hits and four doubles in a game.

Twins 7, Brewers 5: Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run home run off of Josh Hader to propel visiting Minnesota to the come-from-behind victory.

Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 3: Visiting Arizona got homers from Jarrod Dyson, Christian Walker and Nick Ahmed in a five-run first inning. Colorado’s Jeff Hoffman started after Jon Gray’s late scratch because of left ankle soreness.

Phillies 4, Cubs 2: J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in the tie-breaking run with an RBI double in the seventh inning for host Philadelphia.

Nationals 3, Reds 1: Brian Dozier hit his 17th home run and Juan Soto hit a second-deck shot for his 25th, and Joe Ross extended his scoreless streak to 17 ⅓ innings as host Washington beat Cincinnati.

Yankees 8, Orioles 3: Domingo German pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and host New York ran its winning streak over Baltimore to 15 games.

Blue Jays 3, Rangers 0: Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney hit back-to-back home runs for host Toronto.

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