Top Five Reasons The Dodgers Are Still in First Place at The Break

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Home Run power

The Dodgers might be one-dimensional at times, their incredible power this year has been a huge help. Obviously home runs are awesome, and teams that hit a lot of home runs can score runs in bunches fast. Enter the 2015 Dodgers. So far the Dodgers are on pace to break their all time Los Angeles single season team record of 211 home runs in 2000. The Dodgers have hit 113 home runs in 2015 ranking them fourth in the majors.

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  • The boys in blue also rank fourth in slugging (.428), third in OPS (.757), and third in extra-base hits with 282. The Dodgers could even have four players with 30 or more home runs for just the second time in franchise history. Nearly half of their runs have come from the long ball. Here are the Dodgers top five leaders in home runs in 2015.

    Joc Pederson 20

    Adrian Gonzalez 18

    Yasmani Grandal 14

    Justin Turner 11

    Alex Guerrero 10

    Andre Ethier 10

    If the Dodgers keep slugging the ball at the pace that they’ve been slugging they could end up breaking a few all-time franchise records for power.

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