Pederson homers again, ties Dodgers record

Rookie center fielder goes long in 5th straight game

Pederson homers again, ties Dodgers record

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.

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

Pederson's solo homer

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.

Gonzalez's RBI single

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.