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Bellinger shows off CF skills with HR robbery

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SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger robbed Eric Hosmer of a home run in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the Padres.

One batter after third baseman Justin Turner robbed Hunter Renfroe of a single with a diving stop, Bellinger went back and reached over the top of the fence to catch Hosmer's bid for his 10th home run.

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SAN DIEGO -- Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger robbed Eric Hosmer of a home run in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the Padres.

One batter after third baseman Justin Turner robbed Hunter Renfroe of a single with a diving stop, Bellinger went back and reached over the top of the fence to catch Hosmer's bid for his 10th home run.

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Video: LAD@SD: Turner lays out to nab Renfroe in the 4th

Bellinger said he had to ask Kiké Hernandez whether it would have been a home run. Hernandez said it would have, and replays backed that up.

"That was the first one I've ever robbed," said Bellinger, primarily a first baseman. "Pretty cool."

Bellinger, who made the All-Star Game last year at first base and went on to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award, has started 20 games in center field this season and 63 games at first base. His time in center has increased since Chris Taylor took over at shortstop for the injured Corey Seager.

Bellinger's ability to play center has also provided another defensive option for Max Muncy, the Dodgers' Camping World Final Vote candidate for an All-Star berth, who started Tuesday's game at first base.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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