Bellinger hits for the cycle, adds to stellar rookie season

Bellinger hits for the cycle, adds to stellar rookie season

The Phillies watched a 1-0 lead disappear an inning earlier when Brewers rookie Brett Phillips tagged Jeremy Hellickson for a two-run home run - the first of his career. Turner's sacrifice fly in the third inning allowed Logan Forsythe to tag up and score the Dodgers' second run.

MIAMI (AP) - An angry Yasiel Puig was wrong to take several steps toward the mound after he was nearly hit by a pitch Saturday, his manager said. He's joined the ranks of Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Wes Parker and Orlando Hudson.

Somewhat hidden in the cycle madness was that Bellinger hit his 26th home run, putting him only nine behind Mike Piazza for most all-time from a Dodgers rookie.

Los Angeles is 40-11 in their last 51 games overall and 6-2 in Hill's last 8 starts while the over is 20-8-4 in their last 32 against the NL East. Miami is 6-2 in Volquez's last 8 starts and 2-6 in their last 8 home games against a left-handed starter while the under is 6-2 in Volquez's last 8 home starts.

As the second half of the baseball season starts today, put me in a group of growing fans who say for the Dodgers: put up or shut up!

As a matter of fact, the odds are against the team with the best record at the All-Star break to win a World Series.

Last year the narrative around Kershaw was his redemptive postseason where he sacrificed his body by getting a save in Game 5 of the divisional series to beat the Washington Nationals.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to complete the sweep by building on their current seven game winning streak after a 7-1 win in game two on Saturday.

"In this organization there is so much history", Bellinger said.

NOTES: Marlins manager Don Mattingly said 2B Dee Gordon (neck spasms) should play Monday when Miami opens a three-game series against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. JT Riddle accounted for the lone Marlins' run with an RBI single in the 7th. "But we've just got to move on and get to the next series". Unable to recover it initially, the Marlins rushed out one of Stanton's other gloves to him. "He get like a little baby with that". The Dodgers are the best team in baseball right now, and they just keep finding ways to win. "They were fighting. You could see it", Roberts said. "Together with Roberts, they have filled the clubhouse with unselfish talent willing to do what's asked". Miami will promote LHP Adam Conley from Triple-A New Orleans so he can start against Philadelphia on Tuesday.