Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers come back from four-run deficit to complete sweep of Pirates

Cody Bellinger continued his record-setting rampage through the first month of the season with a home run, a run-scoring single and a sacrifice fly, and left-hander Rich Hill recovered from a rocky start to retire the last 13 batters he faced, as the Dodgers (19-11) completed a three-game sweep.

Corey Seager popped out, but Muncy lined a single just beyond the glove of leaping shortstop Cole Tucker to drive in Taylor for a 6-5 lead and move Pederson to third.

Pittsburgh trimmed the lead to 7-6 in the eighth inning when Melky Cabrera singled to right field against Urias and advanced to third base when the ball got by Alex Verdugo for a two-base error.

Polanco walked and Bell hit a run-scoring single to left field, but Urias got Jung Ho Kang and Elias Diaz to fly to right, and struck out Tucker with a 96-mph fastball.

Hill, sidelined since mid-March because of a left-knee sprain, struck out 16 batters in his final rehabilitation start against minor leaguers in an extended spring-training game in Arizona on April 22.

The shot, which came on a 1-and-2, down-and-inside slider, also tied a major league record for home runs before May 1, a mark set by Albert Pujols in 2006 and equaled by Alex Rodriguez in 2008 and Yelich this season.

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