Dodgers set NL home run mark for month with 57 in August

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers set the National League record for home runs in a month with their 57th in their final game of August on Sunday.

Cody Bellinger’s two-run homer in the third inning was the third of the game at Texas, breaking the previous record of 56 set by the Atlanta Braves in June 2019. It was Bellinger’s 10th homer of the season.

Corey Seager hit a solo shot in the first, and Will Smith added one in the second. Seager has nine homers and Smith has four. Smith’s was a 439-foot drive into the second deck in left field at new Globe Life Field.

The Dodgers are off Monday, the final day of August.

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