The Los Angeles Dodgers began their road trip Friday with the first of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres.
With Ian Kennedy on the mound for the Padres, Dee Gordon looked to get the Dodgers going in the first inning. The Dodger second baseman worked a full count and then hit a shot to deep right-center that hit off the base of the fence.
Gordon began to race around the bases, was halfway between second and third base by the time the throw reached the cutoff man and slid safely into third. Jace Peterson’s throw to third was off target and went wide of Padres third baseman Alexi Amarista.
The ball bounced into the stands, which allowed Gordon to score and the Dodgers quickly took a 1-0 lead. For Gordon, it was the second time in four days he’s tripled and scored on the play via an error.
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, they went on to lose the game, but bounced back with wins Saturday and Sunday. They now travel to Kansas City to play three games with the Royals before returning home.
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