Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Kansas City Royals

Lynette Rowe
July 9, 2017

He singled in a run in the seventh to tie the game.

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson can not reach a ball hit for a solo home run by Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Bellinger became the second fastest in Major League Baseball history to 25 home runs, accomplishing the feat in his 69 game.

Proving he's more than just a home-run hitter, Bellinger displayed patience in the bottom of the 10th inning with the bases loaded.

Not to be out done, All-Star and Home Run Derby participant, Cody Bellinger, broke out of an 11-game homerless slump with his 25 long ball of the year, 402-foot blast off an 89 miles per hour changeup from former Royals' closer Joakim Soria.

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Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello pitched very well Saturday night, giving up just one run in eight innings with seven strikeouts, but he was still handed a 1-0 loss against the Rays. His ace will start Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals so he won't be able to pitch in Marlins Park on Tuesday, where it will be celebrated the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, according to ESPN.

Merrifield, Perez, Jorge Bonifacio, Eric Hosmer and Alcides Escobar all had two hits for the Royals.

Bellinger's latest offensive outburst helped Los Angeles (60-29) capture its fifth straight win, raising them above the Astros (59-29) for the best record in baseball. Morrow was pulled one batter later for Pedro Baez, who got out of a bases-loaded jam with a strikeout and a ground out. Salvador Perez drove in the first run with a single in the 4th inning. The rookie slugger went 2 for 3 Saturday with a home run, two runs scored, two RBIs and two walks. McCarthy, who was recalled from the disabled list due to right knee tendonitis Saturday, walked the next batter, but forced a pop up from Lorenzo Cain to end the inning. "I think he's past it".

Yasiel Puig homered, Chase Utley notched his 1,000th career RBI, and the NL West-leading Dodgers beat the Royals 4-1 on Friday night in the opener of Kansas City's first interleague visit to Los Angeles since 2003.The Dodgers won their fourth in a row behind Kenta Maeda (7-4).

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