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On Saturday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers continued their impressive performance against the New York Yankees, securing an 11-3 victory and taking a 2-0 lead in their series.

Teoscar Hernández was the standout player of the game, contributing significantly to the Dodgers’ offensive success. He hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs.

Hernández’s first home run came in the second inning off Yankees’ pitcher Nestor Cortes, setting the tone for the Dodgers’ dominant performance. In the eighth inning, with the bases loaded, Hernández hit his second home run of the night, a grand slam that extended the Dodgers’ lead to 8-2. This was his 15th home run of the season and his second two-home run game this year.

The Dodgers’ pitching was also strong, with rookie pitcher Gavin Stone (7-2) maintaining his impressive form. Although he faltered in the sixth inning, reliever Alex Vesia shut down the Yankees’ threat by retiring Anthony Volpe with the bases loaded, preserving a 4-2 lead.

Despite Aaron Judge hitting two home runs for the Yankees, his efforts were not enough to overcome the Dodgers’ commanding performance. The Yankees managed to score only three runs in 23 innings at the plate since slugger Juan Soto exited Thursday night’s game vs. the Twins with left forearm inflammation.

The Dodgers’ victory sets the stage for a potential sweep in their first visit to the Bronx since 2016. They will face the Yankees again on Sunday night, with aces Tyler Glasnow (6-4, 2.93 ERA) for the Dodgers and rookie Luis Gil (8-1, 1.82 ERA) taking the mound for the Yankees.