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May 4, 2024 11:55 pm

Max Muncy hits 3 homers as Dodgers crush Braves

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Max Muncy delivered his first-career three-homer game, Shohei Ohtani and Andy Pages also went deep and the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to an 11-2 victory over the visiting Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

Tyler Glasnow had 10 strikeouts over seven innings as the Dodgers won for the ninth time in their past 11 games after a 3-6 homestand in late April. Los Angeles has scored at least 10 runs four times in its past 12 games.

Muncy had four hits while Ohtani and Freddie Freeman each had three.

Austin Riley had an RBI single for the Braves, who fell to 2-5 since April 27. Ronald Acuna Jr. had three hits, including a double, after he homered Friday.

Atlanta starter Bryce Elder (1-1) was roughed up for seven runs on seven hits and four walks, while giving up three home runs. He struck out four.

The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Muncy’s two-run drive over the wall in center field.

Ohtani made it 3-0 in the third inning on a blast to right-center, his eighth of the season to pass manager Dave Roberts for most in franchise history from a player born in Japan.

After Riley trimmed the Braves’ deficit to 3-1 with his RBI single in the fourth, Pages answered in the bottom of the inning with his fourth home run of the season to increase Los Angeles’ lead to 4-1. Pages’ home run came a day after the rookie had a career-best four hits and drove in the game-winning run in the 11th inning.

The Dodgers added three more runs in the inning thanks to RBI singles by Ohtani, Freeman and Will Smith to make it 7-1.

Orlando Arcia drove in a run for the Braves with a groundout in the top of the seventh, but the Dodgers answered in the bottom of the inning. Muncy hit his second homer of the game and Mookie Betts had a two-run single to make it 10-2.

Muncy hit his third of the game and eighth of the season in the eighth off Jackson Stephens.

Glasnow (6-1) had his third double-digit strikeout performance over his past five starts.

–Field Level Media

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