Dodgers move into penthouse


A fifth straight National League West banner was one of the Dodgers’ preseason goals and appears likely after sweeping visiting Colorado this past weekend.

The Boys in Blue (51-26) have the best record in the league, own a 10-game winning streak and have claimed 16 of 17 games.

On Sunday, the Dodgers, who at press time are two and a half games ahead of second place Arizona, rallied for a 12-6 win as Cody Bellinger (three hits) drilled a pair of two-run homers.

Joc Pederson added three hits with a run and Enrique Hernandez blasted a two-run shot.

Clayton Kershaw (11-2) kept the Rockies at bay across six innings in a 4-0 victory on Saturday after allowing four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk.

Pederson had a solo homer, Hernandez a run-scoring hit and Kershaw a run batted in.

Alex Wood (8-0) was dominant over six frames in a 6-1 blitz on Friday, fanning seven and walking two with one run and three hits yielded.

Bellinger delivered a run-tallying double and a sacrifice fly, Corey Seager (two hits and two runs) had an RBI, Justin Turner (three hits with a run) an RBI and Yasiel Puig a solo homer.

The Dodgers took a 6-3 decision from New York at the Stadium on Thursday as Hernandez walloped a two-run home run, while Pederson (two hits) and Turner each clubbed solo bombs.

Yasmani Grandal cracked two solo homers and Puig a three-run bomb in an 8-2 triumph over the Mets on Wednesday.

The Dodgers pulverized New York 12-0 on Tuesday behind Seager’s four hits including three home runs with six RBIs and Bellinger’s two-run smash, while Brandon McCarthy (6-3) went six innings and surrendered four hits.

Kershaw (10-2) grabbed a 10-6 victory on Monday after working six and one-third frames, fanning 10 and walking one, allowing six runs and six hits.

Turner (four hits with two runs) drove in four, Bellinger (three hits including two homers) knocked in four and Chase Utley (two runs and two hits) added an RBI.

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