Top Dodgers prospect Bellinger stays hot

Outfielder batting .476 after second three-hit game in five days

Cody Bellinger is hitting .500 (16-for-32) with four HRs and 11 RBIs in eight career games for Oklahoma City. (Buck Davidson/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi / MiLB.com | April 11, 2017 1:07 AM

Cody Bellinger endured a rough Spring Training with the Dodgers in Arizona, but he has quickly put those struggles in the rearview mirror.

The top Dodgers prospect went 3-for-4 in Oklahoma City's 5-2 win over Iowa on Monday and sports a slash line of .476/.500/.762 in five games. He has 10 hits in 21 at-bats in Triple-A after totaling 12 in 58 at-bats during the Cactus League season. 

Bellinger singled to center field with one out in the first inning and again leading off the third against Ryan Williams. The 21-year-old got one more shot at the right-hander in the fifth with a man on second base, singling again to center to score Darnell Sweeney and tie the game, 2-2.

Video: Bellinger singles in a run

After recording three four-hit games with Double-A Tulsa last season, MLB.com's No. 11 prospect struck out swinging against left-hander Brian Duensing to lead off the seventh. 

The 2013 fourth-round pick went 3-for-3 with two doubles on Opening Day. He has started the season with a five-game hitting streak in which he's collected one home run, five RBIs and four runs.

Left-hander Julio Urias, who was Los Angeles' top prospect last year, allowed two runs on two hits and four walks with five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings as he increases his workload with an eye on rejoining the big league club. 

Brett Eibner's pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth closed the scoring for the Dodgers. 

Chris Tripodi is an editor for MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @christripodi. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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