LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ethier went 5 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers easily overcame a mammoth home run by Giancarlo Stanton that left the stadium to beat the Miami Marlins 11-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Howie Kendrick had four hits and also went deep as the Dodgers roughed up recent teammate Dan Haren in his return to Los Angeles. The two-time defending NL West champions (22-10) pounded out a season-high 21 hits and improved to 15-2 at home.
Every starting position player for the Dodgers had a hit by the sixth inning.
Just recalled from the minors, Mike Bolsinger (1-0) pitched 5 2-3 effective innings for the win. He allowed five hits and one run.
Haren, acquired from the Dodgers in an offseason trade, was tagged for 11 hits and six runs in 4 1-3 innings.
Stanton hit the longest home run in the majors this season, a 478-foot drive in the first inning that hit the back of the canopy above the left-field pavilion and bounced out of Dodger Stadium. It was Stanton’s eighth of the year and it surpassed Alex Rodriguez’s 477-foot shot April 17 at Tropicana Field.
The Dodgers recovered quickly. Kendrick led off the third with an opposite-field homer to tie it, and one inning later Ethier led off with a long home run to center to put them in front.
Los Angeles broke it open with a four-run fifth. Alex Guerrero doubled off the left-field wall to bring home a run, Yasmani Grandal laced a two-run single, and Haren (4-2) was pulled. Scott Van Slyke greeted reliever Brad Hand with an RBI single to cap the surge.
Adrian Gonzalez added an RBI double in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to 11 games and start a five-run inning for the Dodgers.
Marlins: RHP Henderson Alvarez (right shoulder and elbow inflammation) pitched six scoreless innings in a rehab assignment with Class A Jupiter. He’s been on the 15-day disabled list since April 13.
Dodgers: OF Yasiel Puig (strained hamstring) resumed his rehab with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He re-aggravated the injury May 8 in the second game of his rehab stint and sat out the next two games. …Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen (foot surgery) fielded grounders off the Dodger Stadium mound before the game and will make the last of his six rehab appearances with Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday.
Marlins: Jarred Cosart (1-3, 3.67 ERA) makes his first appearance against the Dodgers and will try to bounce back from a rough outing in his last start against San Francisco. Cosart got tagged for six hits and four runs in four innings, his shortest outing in 31 starts dating to April 18, 2014.
Dodgers: Carlos Frias (3-0, 2.13) makes his third start of the season and will try to last longer than 5 1-3 innings for the first time this year. The 25-year-old was moved from the bullpen to the rotation this month due to injuries and has allowed 12 hits and three runs in 12 2-3 innings with 11 strikeouts and three walks.
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