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Dodgers crush MLB-record 8 HRs in opening rout

The Los Angeles Dodgers
the Arizona Diamondbacks
the Los Angeles Dodgers'
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
the National League

Enrique Hernandez
Joc Pederson
Max Muncy
Cody Bellinger
Corey Seager
Austin Barnes
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Shawn Green
Rich Hill
Clayton Kershaw
Walker Buehler
Tommy John

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Dodger Stadium


Opening Day
Game 7 of the World Series
Game 1

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The New York Times
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They understand that their performance on Thursday afternoon -- eight home runs, a record on Opening Day, amid a 12-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks -- was far more an outlier than the start of any trend.But the hopeful among them also consider it a sign of what might come, produced by the change in mindset that carried them through spring training."I think last year we spent a lot of time -- not only with you guys [in the media], but within the clubhouse -- talking about what happened in October," Dodgers second baseman Enrique Hernandez said. Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Austin Barnes each hit one, providing more than enough cushion for a highly effective Hyun-Jin Ryu.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.The eight home runs tied a franchise record for a single game -- also done May 23, 2002, when Shawn Green hit four -- and marked the first time in the live ball era that six players on any one team went deep on Opening Day."It's probably not going to always be like that," Bellinger said, "but it's great to start off the season like that."Last year, coming off losing Game 7 of the World Series to the Houston Astros the prior fall, the Dodgers went scoreless in their first two regular-season contests and finished the month of April with a 12-16 record.By midsummer, most players had come around to the notion that the team had suffered through the proverbial World Series hangover.

As said here by Alden GonzalezESPN Staff Writer