The Los Angeles Dodgers began their second two-game series this season against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday. The Dodgers entered the game with the best road record in baseball and they were facing Justin Verlander, who started the game 13-0 at home against National League opponents.

Dee Gordon began the game with the strikeout before the Dodgers went to work against Verlander. After a Yasiel Puig walk, Hanley Ramirez singled to left field to put two on for Adrian Gonzalez. The Dodger first baseman double down the right field line that easily scored Puig.

Torii Hunter misplayed the ball, which allowed Ramirez to narrowly score and the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead. Matt Kemp then extended the rally with an RBI single to center.

Juan Uribe stepped in and after fouling off multiple pitches, he hit a two-run home run to left field to give the Dodgers a 5-0 lead before Verlander could get out of the inning.
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