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Bellinger makes most of first big league HRs

Top prospect slugs 2nd HR as part of 4-run 9th in walk-off
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LOS ANGELES -- Cody Bellinger's start with the Dodgers was off to a modest start with three singles in 15 at-bats.

The Dodgers' No.1 prospect changed that up in a hurry Saturday night, launching the first home run of his career in the seventh inning and adding his second as part of three straight home runs in the ninth to help lift the Dodgers to a 6-5 win over the Phillies. Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner also went deep in the ninth.

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LOS ANGELES -- Cody Bellinger's start with the Dodgers was off to a modest start with three singles in 15 at-bats.

The Dodgers' No.1 prospect changed that up in a hurry Saturday night, launching the first home run of his career in the seventh inning and adding his second as part of three straight home runs in the ninth to help lift the Dodgers to a 6-5 win over the Phillies. Yasiel Puig and Justin Turner also went deep in the ninth.

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"I don't even remember what I did," Bellinger said. "I just saw a white ball at my chest, so I swung."

Video: PHI@LAD: Bellinger discusses comeback win, two homers

For his first homer, Bellinger crushed an 0-2 pitch from Philadelphia's Zach Eflin, sending his solo shot deep into the Phillies' bullpen at a projected distance of 394 feet, according to Statcast™.

It was only the fourth hit Eflin had allowed.

It was the first time the Dodgers had hit back-to-back-to-back home runs since Aug. 12, 2012. The Dodgers had not hit a single home run in the ninth inning or later all season.

"I don't know what I just saw," Bellinger said. "I've never been a part of anything like this. It was a crazy moment."

Video: Must C Comeback: Dodgers' bats come alive in the 9th

Steve Dilbeck is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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