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Will Dodgers beat Marlins, win ninth straight? 7/16/17 — MLB Predictions

Bellinger hits for cycle against Marlins Cody Bellinger becomes first rookie to hit cycle in Dodgers history (Video)
Eleena Tovar | 17 Julio, 2017, 14:01

The updated MLB standings have the Los Angeles Dodgers at 64-29 on the season, 10-and-a-half games ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks for first place in the division.

Bellinger singled in the first inning, hit a two-run homer in the third, added an RBI double in the fourth and hit his second career triple on the first pitch of the seventh.

Tempers flared in South Florida on Saturday night when Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena threw a fastball inside against Yasiel Puig in the second inning that riled up the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder.

"You look at the numbers and the production he has had, and the easy thing is to put him right in the middle of the order", Roberts said before the game. He's joined the ranks of Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Wes Parker and Orlando Hudson.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto stepped in front of Puig, and after some yelling, the confrontation quickly ended.

The Dodgers are 3-1 to win the World Series at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, followed by the Houston Astros at 9-2. Perhaps most importantly, they also have a whopping 16 1/2-game lead in the American League West, allowing them to go slowly with Dallas Keuchel after the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner was shelved by a neck injury. With Rich Hill set to take on Edinson Volquez in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 9 runs.

Bellinger said the cycle was his first at any level.

"How long is it a hot streak or this is just us?" ace Clayton Kershaw said.

MIAMI The Dodgers won their ninth consecutive game Sunday. His triple off Nick Wittgren barely cleared the glove of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, who tried to making a running backhanded catch. JT Riddle accounted for the lone Marlins' run with an RBI single in the 7th.

So, if the playoffs were to begin today, the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays would be the Wild Card representatives in the AL.

Williams' grand slam wasn't a cheap shot in a hitter-friendly yard, either, but rather a no-doubt-about-it blast that traveled an estimated 411 feet to left-center, one of the deepest parts of Miller Park.

"He got like a little baby", Urena said.

He allowed just three hits and one walk in six scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

"It has been fun", Hill said. The first baseman made the All-Star team and the Home Run Derby despite spending the first three weeks of the season in the minors. Los Angeles is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.