Prior to the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning a three-game series with the New York Mets, manager Don Mattingly said he wasn’t concerned with the offense; it comes and goes, he said, and his focus is on winning.
The Dodgers benefitted from multiple errors by the Mets and proceeded to score six runs in Friday’s win. On Saturday, Adrian Gonzalez was reason enough for Mattingly not to worry. With the Dodgers trailing 3-0 in the fourth inning, Gonzalez knocked a single into right field that scored Carl Crawford.
Then with two outs in the fifth, Gonzalez put the Dodgers ahead with a three-run home run. The Dodgers never trailed after the home run and Gonzalez collected his fifth and final RBI on the night with a sacrifice fly in the seventh that extended the Dodgers lead to 7-4.
Saturday marked the second time this season Gonzalez has driven in five and he’s now sitting on 88 RBIs, which is good for second in the National League.
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