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Freddie Freeman homers, Dodgers’ offense erupts again as they beat Braves – Press Telegram

LOS ANGELES – Freddie Freeman was asked before Monday’s game what he thought about “Fred-die! Fred-die!” songs that have become a staple of Dodger Stadium games already this season.

“I like it a little bit,” he said. “But they’re singing every time I get hit. Now I feel like I have to do something special every time.”

Uh, well for them.

After an emotional pre-match reunion with his former teammates, Freeman hit his first home run as Dodger in his first inning at bats against his former team. He saw no more hits in his next two innings at bat, drew two bases and scored one of the Dodgers’ five runs in the fourth inning: the last burst of his time bombing offense and enough to send them to a 7-4 win. about the Atlanta Braves.

The win was the Dodgers’ seventh straight after a first 1-2 weekend in Colorado. They outscored their opponents 47-13 during the winning streak.

If opposing pitchers can hear a background noise as they work against the Dodgers hitters, it’s understandable. The Dodgers offense exploded for several runs in 11 innings in the first 10 games. Nine of them produced three or more rolls. Five produced five or more rolls.

The last came in the fourth inning against the head of the Braves Huascar Ynoa.

Ynoa hadn’t hit a hit since Freeman’s home run in the first inning. But Justin Turner led the way with a double on the left field wall. He kept third when Will Smith made a single to center and then scored on Cody Bellinger’s ground to first.

After a fine move down the middle Gavwin Lux nearly gave the home side a goal after 39 minutes. However the finishing shot went just wide.

But Ynoa took out Mookie Betts and reliever Sean Newcomb did the same with Freeman, charging the bases with two outs for Trea Turner. Turner had his streak of 27 straight hits on Sunday, but started a new one by throwing a three-run double to the center left.

That made Clayton Kershaw a clear advantage his seven perfect entries in Minnesota with a more rugged ride this time.

He gave up his first hit of the season in the first inning (a single by Austin Riley) and his first race of the season in the fifth (a solo man by Guillermo Heredia).

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