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Betts equals MLB record with 3 home runs, Dodgers win Padres


Los Angeles Dodgers player Mookie Betts (right) celebrates a two-run home run off Chris Taylor in the second inning of the MLB game that pitted his team against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 13, 2020. in Los Angeles.

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Mookie Betts hit three home runs in a single game for the sixth time in her career, equaling the major league record, and the Los Angeles Dodgers knocked her out of the park six times Thursday to beat the San Diego Padres 11-2. .

Betts equaled the mark shared by Dominican Sammy Sosa and Hall of Famer Johnny Mize. The star outfielder had four hits in as many at-bats with five RBIs and was hit by a pitch as leadoff hitter, a position manager Dave Roberts has been reluctant to give him.

The top two home run teams in the NL shared victories in the four-game series, though the Dodgers beat the Padres 17-2 in the last two games.

Mexico’s Julio Urías (2-0) allowed back-to-back solo homers with two outs off Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer, the first for San Diego, which, for the first time in nine rounds, did not hit a home run in Wednesday’s 6-0 shutout. .

Urías scored the victory after conceding two hits at the plate and five hits in six 1/3 innings, in which he fanned three and walked. Chris Paddack (2-2) took the loss after allowing six runs and six hits in three innings without strikeouts and passing balls.

For the Padres, the Dominicans Fernando Tatis Jr. 3-0; Jorge Mateo 3-0. Jurickson Profar from Curaçao 4-1. Venezuelan Edward Olivares 4-0.

For the Dodgers, Puerto Rican Edwin Ríos 2-0.