Dodgers unleash more power to defeat D-backs

Justin Turner had two of the Dodgers' four homers and drove in three runs, while Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven scoreless innings in his return from the injured list in a 9-3 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Cody Bellinger doubled and hit his 38th homer, breaking a 1-for-18 skid, and rookie Will Smith homered, doubled and had three RBIs for the Dodgers (79-41), who are a major league-best 48-16 at home.

Ryu (12-2) gave up five hits, walked one and struck out four while dropping his ERA to a major league-low 1.45. He is 3-0 against the Diamondbacks this season, limiting them to one run and 12 hits in 20 innings.

Nick Ahmed had a two-run homer in the ninth inning and Eduardo Escobar had two hits, including a homer for the Diamondbacks, who did not score in 20 innings against Dodgers starting pitching in the three-game series.

The Dodgers, who lead the NL with 197 homers, hit all four Sunday in five innings off right-hander Mike Leake, making his second start for Arizona since being acquired from Seattle at the trade deadline.

Leake (9-9) gave up 10 hits and eight runs, striking out two with two walks. He has given up a major league-high 31 homers this season, two more than Justin Verlander, J.A. Happ and Yusei Kikuchi.

Corey Seager had two doubles and Joc Pederson had two hits for the Dodgers, who have won 10 of 12 and are 26-8-4 in series this season. They are on pace to have the best single-season series winning percentage in the divisional era (since 1969), according to STATS LLC. The 2017 Dodgers (.692) have the record now.

Ryu did not give up a hit until Christian Walker's two-out single in the fourth inning in his first start since returning from a 10-day stay on the IL with neck soreness. Walker had two hits.

Turner and Bellinger hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, Turner's came after Pederson was hit by a pitch to open the inning. Smith hit a two-run homer in the third and Turner led off a two-run fifth with a solo homer.

--Field Level Media