In what began as an afternoon with the Los Angeles Dodgers capable of sweeping the New York Mets, quickly turned into a long day for the Dodgers.

On his 34 birthday, Kevin Correia was handed a 1-0 lead after the first inning that he was unable to protect. The Mets pulled away and were leading 10-2 in the eighth inning when Dee Gordon came up to bat with Scott Van Slyke standing on first base.

Gordon hit a shot to the right-center field gap and raced around the bases for his 12th triple, which leads the Majors. The triple was Gordon’s second of the series. The 26 year old also collected his 28th RBI on the play.

With his speed, it’s to the point where any ball Gordon hits down the line or into the gap is nearly an automatic triple for the second baseman. Along with leading the Majors in triples, Gordon has an MLB-best 57 stolen bases.
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