By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer 

Mookie Betts has regained his form and that’s helped the Dodgers get their momentum again. Trailing 2-0 in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader it was Betts who sparked the “ Men in Blue” with a homer. 

Then later Trea Turner and Justin Turner each homered in a five-run sixth inning, for the Dodgers leading them to a 7-6 win in game one. 

 Following a slow start to the season, when he was batting just .171 with a .496 OPS after 10 games, Mookie Betts has come to life of late. He is looking more like the player that helped earned World Series championship rings with Boston in 2018 and Los Angeles in 2020. He’s a fire spark. 

Since April 20, Betts is batting .302 (29-for-96) with eight home runs and 17 RBIs in 24 games. He also has three home runs over his past five games after not hitting his third homer of the season until April 30 in his 19th game. 

“It’s just mental clarity,” said the 2018 American League MVP. “That’s when you step back and gather yourself.”  

The Dodgers have been getting wins but it’s been comeback fashion. They have had to come back four times over the past three days. 

“I mean, we’re obviously a resilient team and we’re going to play 27 outs,” Betts added. “We’re going to make people earn it. I think we’re a lot better when we’re playing downhill, but right now, the cards we’re being dealt is playing from behind, so we have to play from behind.” 

The Diamondbacks had another 2-0 lead in the first inning of Game 2 before the Dodgers powered their way to an 8-2 lead after two innings, with three runs coming on a homer from Edwin Rios. The Dodgers rolled to a 12-3 victory in the nightcap. 

The 12 runs were a season high as the team played its first scheduled DH since 1999 at the Stadium.  

”I just think we’re getting going a little bit more,” Trea Turner said. ”I feel like nobody has really played up to their potential other than maybe Mookie right now, and maybe Freddie. We know there’s a lot more in there, so hopefully going forward there’s a lot more home runs up and down the lineup. We’re all dangerous players, so I expect more of that.”