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Hernandez 5 RBIs, Dodgers beat Giants 8-1 in fan-less opener

Dustin May became the first Dodgers rookie to start on opening day since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981.
Credit: AP
Los Angeles Dodgers' Kiké Hernández (14) is congratulated by Mookie Betts, right, Joc Pederson, left, and manager Dave Roberts after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of an opening day baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES — Kiké Hernández homered and drove in five runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the rival San Francisco Giants 8-1 in a fan-less ballpark on opening night. 

Dustin May became the first Dodgers rookie to start on opening day since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981.

May pitched when Clayton Kershaw couldn’t go because of a back issue. 

It was similar to when Valenzuela was a late replacement for the injured Jerry Reuss back then. 

Mookie Betts went 1 for 5 in his LA debut in the game at Dodger Stadium.