With the Los Angeles Dodgers in the final month of the regular season, Carl Crawford has been a consistent source of production.

Since Crawford returned from a sprained ankle in July, manager Don Mattingly has stuck with the 33 year old as the regular starter in left field, which Crawford said has instilled confidence in him. However, the decision proved somewhat questionable as Crawford struggled at the plate after being reinstated from the disabled list.

However, the left fielder has put those days behind him as he’s hitting .517/.533/.897 since Sept. 1. Crawford swung the bat particularly well in the three-game series against the San Diego Padres.

He went 3-for-4 with one home run and three RBIs in the series opener, hit a double in Tuesday’s loss and was locked in Wednesday. Crawford gave the Dodgers an early lead with his RBI double in the second inning and it was a precursor of what was to follow.

After a single in the fourth inning, Crawford hit his second double of the game in the seventh. Then in the eighth, Crawford hit his third double that scored Darwin Barney from first base.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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