Cody Bellinger hits 6th homer of year as Dodgers pound Rockies

Cody Bellinger couldn’t offer up a deep explanation on why the Los Angeles Dodgers are going deep so often.

“Everyone’s feeling good,” he said.

That’s deep enough.

Bellinger, Max Muncy and Russell Martin homered as the visiting Dodgers kept up their longball barrage, beating Colorado 10-6 on Friday in the Rockies’ home opener.

After hitting a franchise-record 235 home runs last year, the Dodgers have connected 21 times in eight games this season. They’ve homered in every game so far.

What’s more, the 21 homers through eight games are the second-most in major-league history behind the St. Louis Cardinals, who had 23 in 2000.

“We have a talented lineup,” Muncy said. “We’re very deep. On top of that, we’re all up there and having fun.”

Bellinger hit his sixth of the year, breaking the game open with a three-run drive in the fifth. He didn’t hit his sixth homer last season until game No. 41.

“I’m just feeling good and trying to keep it going,” Bellinger said.

Muncy finished a double shy of a cycle, walking in the ninth. He can’t remember the last time he ever accomplished the feat.

“That would’ve been pretty cool,” Muncy said.

Trevor Story homered twice for the Rockies.

Diamondbacks 15, Red Sox 8: Ketel Marte homered from both sides of the plate, one a grand slam, and host Arizona kept Boston (2-7) in a season-opening funk in the Diamondbacks’ home opener. Adam Jones homered and doubled for Arizona, which scored seven times in the sixth inning for a 14-1 lead.

White Sox 10, Mariners 8: Yoan Moncada hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning as Chicago ended Seattle’s four-game winning streak by winning its home opener. Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon left in the fourth inning because of groin tightness.

Padres 5, Cardinals 3: Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. and pinch-hitter Hunter Renfroe homered as visiting San Diego overcame a home run by Paul Goldschmidt and beat St. Louis in its home opener.

Phillies 10, Twins 4: Rhys Hoskins had three hits and drove in four runs, including Bryce Harper from first base on a single, and host Philadelphia beat Minnesota despite Jorge Polanco hitting for the cycle.

Pirates 2, Reds 0: Joe Musgrove allowed three hits in seven efficient innings to outduel Sonny Gray as host Pittsburgh handed Cincinnati its third straight shutout.

Indians 3, Blue Jays 2: Carlos Santana homered with one out in the ninth inning, leading host Cleveland over Toronto in a game that featured little hitting and 24 combined strikeouts.

Braves 4, Marlins 0: Kevin Gausman allowed only two hits in seven innings, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Tyler Flowers homered and Atlanta beat visiting Miami. The Braves won their fourth in a row.

Brewers 13, Cubs 10: Ryan Braun and Eric Thames hit three-run homers and host Milwaukee connected five times in all, sending Chicago to its sixth straight loss. Hernan Perez, Yasmani Grandal and Orlando Arcia also homered for the Brewers, who improved to 7-1.

Angels 3, Rangers 1: Mike Trout hit two home runs to lead host Los Angeles over Texas and snap a six-game losing streak. Trout has homered in the Angels’ first two home games

Briefly: Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks after straining his left quadriceps while running out a double Wednesday during a loss to the Padres. … Rangers right-hander Edinson Volquez went on the injured list because of a sprained elbow. … The Orioles agreed to a one-year $575,000 deal with former A’s right-hander Dan Straily, who was released by the Marlins last month. … Infielder Cliff Pennington, released by the A’s last week, signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees.

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