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Adrian Gonzalez hit his 300th career home run, while Rob Segedin drove in a club-record (for an MLB debut) four runs, in the Dodgers’ 8-5 victory over Boston tonight.
It’s important to relay the note from the Dodgers’ public-relations department that the previous franchise mark for RBI in a debut of three was set by Packy Rogers, on July 12, 1938 vs. the Giants.
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Justin Turner became the first Dodger third baseman with 20 homers in a season since Adrian Beltre hit 48 in 2004, and Kenley Jansen struck out the side for the second day in a row, giving him seven consecutive whiffs.
About the only downside of tonight’s game is the mystery with Brandon McCarthy, who is looking for answers after walking a career-high five for the second straight game, in an outing that included multiple pitches miles from home plate.
After waking up exactly two games behind San Francisco in the National League West for eight consecutive mornings, the Dodgers will rise and shine Monday a single game out of first place.