Best Dodgers Plays Of 2021 Season: No. 2, ‘1+4’ Home Run Comeback

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The Los Angeles Dodgers tied a franchise record with 106 wins this past season, and arguably their most exciting one came on Sept. 29 when they hit four home runs in the eighth inning to complete an 11-9 comeback victory over the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium.

The offensive barrage ranked No. 2 on the list of best Dodgers plays from the 2021 season by the staff.

Trailing 9-5 in the seventh inning, Mookie Betts began the comeback by belting a solo home run into the left-field pavilion.

After David Price quickly worked his way through the top of the eighth, Max Muncy and AJ Pollock combined for back-to-back home runs. Two batters later Cody Bellinger tied the game with a line-drive homer to right field.

Justin Turner followed with a pinch-hit double, and Corey Seager punctuated the rally with a game-winning two-run home run.


— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 30, 2021


— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 30, 2021

According to STATS LLC, the Dodgers became the first team in MLB history to hit back-to-back home runs, and later game-tying and game-winning blasts all in the same inning.

“That was a crazy inning,” Bellinger said after the dramatic win. “Maybe the craziest I’ve been a part of. … I don’t think anyone expects that, to be honest, but that’s the kind of talent that we have.

“The lineup is really deep and it was a crazy inning. Not many words can describe it. It’s good to be a part of it. That was a huge momentum shift.”

Seager added: “To hit that many homers, consecutive, hit a double, hit another homer, score five runs, go up by two. That’s a whirlwind in a really short time.”

Top Dodgers plays from 2021

No. 3: Max Scherzer dominates Astros

No. 4: Chris Taylor web gems with injured neck

No. 5: Cody Bellinger walk-off home run vs. Cubs

No. 6: AJ Pollock robs Manny Machado of home run

No. 7: Will Smith walk-off home run vs. Giants

No. 8: Mookie Betts catch and throw for double play against Pirates

No. 9: Trea Turner scores from first base on infield single

No. 10: Justin Turner, World Series ring ceremony

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