More home runs at Dodger Stadium

Another day game, another bunch of home runs at Dodger Stadium.

Halfway through Game 2 of the Athletics’ American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, there have been five home runs between the teams, including a back-to-back pair from the Astros’ Martin Maldonado and George Springer in the top of the fifth inning.

It marks the second straight day of at least five home runs in the first five innings in this series, which has featured 11 home runs in its first 14 innings.

A’s starting pitcher Sean Manaea was pulled from the game in between the back-to-back home runs after giving up his second of the day.

Six of Tuesday’s seven runs have come via the long ball, and for the second straight day an Astro has recorded a pair of home runs — Carlos Correa did it in Game 1, while Springer’s fifth-inning shot was his second of the game.

A’s designated hitter Khris Davis has a home run in both games, and third baseman Chad Pinder mimicked Davis’ Monday shot with a right-handed opposite-field home run to narrow the A’s deficit to 3-2 in the fourth inning Tuesday.

“You hit it halfway good and, you know, it’s going to go out,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said postgame Monday. “Typically it does play a little smaller in the daytime here, but last time we played here at night, it played small too.”

In 2017, the Astros and Dodgers combined for a World Series record 25 home runs, including 14 in the four games at Dodger Stadium. None of those were day games.

Springer hit five HRs in the series, including three at Dodger Stadium, and was named MVP.

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