Former Boston Red Sox slugger Mookie Betts set a Dodgers record for leadoff home runs, hitting his 29th in Los Angeles’ matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Betts broke a tie with Davey Lopes, who played for the Dodgers from 1972-81.

The round-tripper was Betts’ 49th career leadoff home run, the fifth most in MLB history behind only Ricky Henderson (81), George Springer (57), Alfonso Soriano (54) and Craig Biggio (53).

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Last season, Betts finished with 12 leadoff home runs, one short of tying the MLB record in a season.

The seven-time All-Star and 2018 MVP has three home runs in four games for the Dodgers this season. In 5,055 at-bats, Betts has 255 home runs, while slashing .295/.374/.528.

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