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Pederson homers again, ties Dodgers record

Rookie center fielder goes long in 5th straight game
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DENVER -- Joc Pederson did it again Wednesday night, tying a modern-era club record by homering for a fifth consecutive game in the eighth inning of the Dodgers' 7-6 loss to the Rockies.

Pederson went opposite-field this time over the 390-foot sign for his 17th blast. He's the first Dodgers rookie in the modern era to homer in five consecutive games and the first Major League rookie since Caleb Joseph did it last year for the Orioles.

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DENVER -- Joc Pederson did it again Wednesday night, tying a modern-era club record by homering for a fifth consecutive game in the eighth inning of the Dodgers' 7-6 loss to the Rockies.

Pederson went opposite-field this time over the 390-foot sign for his 17th blast. He's the first Dodgers rookie in the modern era to homer in five consecutive games and the first Major League rookie since Caleb Joseph did it last year for the Orioles.

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Shawn Green, Matt Kemp, and Roy Campanella also homered in five consecutive games.

Video: LAD@COL: Pederson drills solo shot, 5th game in a row

Pederson's 17 homers are the most ever for a Dodgers rookie through 53 games.

Pederson reached base four times Wednesday night and scored three runs.

Video: LAD@COL: Gonzalez singles in Pederson to cut deficit

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com.

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