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Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 11, Marlins 1

5/14/2015

LOS ANGELES -- The good vibes at Chavez Ravine didn't rub off on a couple of former Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dan Haren got hit hard and speedster Dee Gordon couldn't get on base as the Dodgers continued their hot play at Dodger Stadium with an 11-1 win over the Miami Marlins Tuesday night. The Dodgers had a season-high 21 hits and improved their record at home to 15-2.

A rash of injuries hasn't slowed the Dodgers' roll. They have the second-best record (22-10) in baseball behind the St. Louis Cardinals (23-9) and the majors' best run differential at plus-63.

How it happened: Give Mike Bolsinger credit for hanging in there. He gave up one of the longest home runs in Dodger Stadium history in the first inning, a Giancarlo Stanton blast that cleared the left-field pavilion, but he shook it off and kept pitching. The Marlins didn't score off him again. Bolsinger -- who has been at Triple-A most of the season -- gave them a solid 5 2/3-inning spot start, allowing just five hits.

For a while, the Dodgers were frustrated, unable to break through against Haren despite hit after hit. They had five hits in the first two innings and didn't score. But Howie Kendrick hit an opposite-field home run (about 100 feet short of Stanton's) to lead off the third. Then, the Dodgers teed off on Haren during a four-run fifth inning.

What it means: The Dodgers continued their jolly romp at Dodger Stadium. They have won 10 straight home series, one short of a franchise record. They also continue to get by with a hodge-podge of replacements for injured pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy.

Notable: Andre Ethier went 5-for-5, including a home run. The last time he had five hits in a game came in 2008. ... Gordon has had a forgettable return to Dodger Stadium so far. He is 0-for-8 with a caught stealing in the series, his average dropping to .412. ... Joc Pederson struck out three times and has 43 strikeouts on the season, matching the largest total for a Don Mattingly full season. ... Sometimes, all it takes is for one to fall in. Jimmy Rollins, stuck in a brutal slump, blooped a single to left field in the fifth inning and scored. The following inning, he lined a sharp single to left. That gave him his first multi-hit game since April 14. ... Adrian Gonzalez just keeps going. He lined an RBI double to left field in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games. Only Juan Uribe (13) has a better streak among Dodgers this year. ... Uribe, who has started once since May 4, got a warm ovation when he was announced as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning.

Up next: The Dodgers go for the sweep Wednesday afternoon at 4:50 p.m. PT. Carlos Frias (3-0, 2.13 ERA) pitches for the Dodgers. Jarred Cosart (1-3, 3.67 ERA) goes for Miami.