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Adrian Gonzalez Goes Yard Three Times For Dodgers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has started the season very hot and will be interesting to see if he will actually cool off. Prior to Wednesday’s game against the San Diego Padres, he was batting .667 (6 for 9), with two homers and three RBI’s.

In the rubber match of the three-game series, Gonzalez launched three homers in a row and then added a base hit to finish the game 4 for 4, with four RBI’s.

Gonzalez has hit safely in seven straight at bats and finished with 10 hits in the series and is the first player in baseball history to hit five home runs in his teams first three games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

In 2014, the lefty first baseman batted .276, with 27 home runs and 116 RBI’s, but he didn’t hit his first home run until the sixth game of the season. So this year, after reaching his fourth in the Dodgers third game, he may be on track to come close to his career high of 40 homers in a season.

In the game the Dodgers took care of business and took the third game 7-4 to win the series from the Padres.

The Dodgers are off on Thursday and back at it on Friday as they travel to Arizona to play the Diamondbacks at 9:40 pm. The Padres are will have they home opener against the San Francisco Giants with the first pitch scheduled for 6:40 pm.

Other Highlights:

Dodgers – Howie Kendrick (2 for 4), Carl Crawford (2 for 4)

Padres –  Matt Kemp (2 for 5, batting .385), Justin Upton (1 for 4, HR, 2 RBI’s), Will Middlebrooks (1 for 4, HR), Yonder Alonso (3 for 4, Double), Yangervis Solarte (2 for 4, 2 Doubles).

 

 

David Conde
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