LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mookie Betts hit three home runs in a game for the sixth time in his career, matching a major league record, and the Los Angeles Dodgers launched a season-high six long balls in all Thursday night during an 11-2 rout of the San Diego Padres.
Betts tied a mark shared by Sammy Sosa and Hall of Famer Johnny Mize. The star outfielder went 4 for 4 with five RBIs and was hit by a pitch in the leadoff spot, where manager Dave Roberts has been reluctant to lock him in.
With a chance to tie the big league record of four home runs in one game, Betts reached on an infield single in the seventh.
The Padres got off to a good start against Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias, with Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer hitting back-to-back home runs in the top of the first inning for a quick 2-0 lead.
However, Urias and Dodgers relievers stifled the Padres offense for the rest of the game.