The Los Angeles Dodgers were on the road, looking to win their fourth straight as they began a three-game set with the San Francisco Giants on Jackie Robinson Day in MLB.
Giants starter Tim Lincecum got through the first inning with relative ease and was working his way through another inning in the second, retiring Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier. Former Giant and teammate of Lincecum, Juan Uribe stepped in with two away and the game tied at 0-0. On a 3-2 pitch, Uribe timed a hanging breaking ball and crushed it nearly halfway up the left field stands.
The home run was Uribe’s second of the season and first of his career against Lincecum. The solo shot also marked Uribe’s second consecutive game with a home run. Uribe’s lack of production in his first two seasons with the Dodgers was a point of frustration but the 35-year-old managed to turn it around in 2013, which he parlayed into a new contract with the Dodgers and he has managed to produce thus far in 2014.
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