LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ eight home runs, which set a major league record for opening day and tied the franchise record for any game, during a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Hernandez, Austin Barnes and Corey Seager all homered in the fourth inning to chase Arizona ace Zack Greinke.READ MORE: Police Seek Public Assistance Locating 22-Year-Old Matthew Darwin, Last Seen Sunday In Santa Clarita
Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Hernandez then homered in the seventh for the power-packed Dodgers, whose pursuit of a third straight NL pennant got off to a thrilling start.
Adam Jones and Christian Walker went deep for the Diamondbacks, but their pitching staff’s eight homers allowed also set a franchise record.
The Dodger faithful were decked out in their royal Dodger blue colors as confident as ever as a new season began.
Dodgers fans are aware of the heartbreak of the last two seasons — two losses in the World Series.READ MORE: Actor Sidney Poitier Died Of Heart Failure, Prostate Cancer
“That’s history. That’s past history,” said a fan.
It’s been 31 years since the Dodgers won a World Series.
Can the Dodgers make it to three straight World Series and win it all this year?
“I don’t believe so,” said a fan.
Another fan said that he was about 75 percent confident that they can get back to the World Series.MORE NEWS: Man Robbed Of Cell Phone, High-End Watch Near Roxbury Park In Beverly Hills
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