Cody Bellinger is once again a critical component of the Dodgers

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When Cody Bellinger stepped to the plate in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game against Padres, he had already done more than his share for the cause. The DodgersThe center fielder had hit safely in each of the first two games of the series – both wins – and homered in the third inning of the finale to stake Los Angeles to an early lead. Then he wrote history.

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