Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager Give Dodgers National League Record For Most Games With Back-To-Back Home Runs

The Los Angeles Dodgers made National League history during Friday’s win against the San Francisco Giants when Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager each slugged a home run in the second inning. It marked the 17th time this season the Dodgers hit back-to-back home runs.

Entering play Saturday, that leaves them tied with the 2016 Baltimore Orioles for second-most in MLB history for a single season and one off matching the all-time mark set by the 1996 Seattle Mariners.

The long ball was Bellinger’s 47th of the season, which has him two away from tying Shawn Green’s franchise record. Bellinger will need to have a multi-homer effort this weekend if he’s to surpass Green’s mark.

He’s hit two home runs in four games this season, but hasn’t done so since July 15. Overall, Bellinger has slugged 20 homers on the road in 2019. His 27 home runs at home set a franchise record for most at Dodger Stadium in a single season.

Seager hasn’t been quite as prolific in the power department, but his home run on Friday was a 19th this season. It was an encouraging sign in that Seager returned after missing one game due to left hamstring tightness. He extended a season-best hitting streak to 11 games.

The Dodgers as a team this season have set a multitude of records pertaining to their slugging ability. Their 277 home runs shattered both a franchise and NL record.

Last year’s Dodgers hit 235 homers, which broke the record of 221 that was set by the 2017 club. Meanwhile, the 2000 Astros previously owned the NL record with 249 home runs.

The Dodgers additionally have 11 players with at least 10 homers this year, which not only represents the most in franchise history but also is an all-time NL best total.

Joc Pederson has been particularly potent when slotted atop the lineup. His nine leadoff home runs are a new Dodgers franchise record, which Pederson coincidentally set last season with eight. Prior to that it belonged to Davey Lopes, who hit seven leadoff home runs in 1979.

Pederson is second on the team with 36 homers, followed by Max Muncy (34), Justin Turner (27), Seager, Kiké Hernandez (17), A.J. Pollock (15), Will Smith (14), Chris Taylor (12), Alex Verdugo (12), David Freese (11) and a slew of others in single digits.