Dating back to April 6, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a 5-1 record, and one can only imagine the kind of performances from the team as 38 runs were scored over the span of these six games. With Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez both homering twice against the San Francisco Giants last Sunday and Adrian Gonzalez homering in four consecutive games, the team has had a plethora of amazing performances this week. Despite the home run heavy week, this week’s top highlight goes to Carl Crawford’s walk-off double in the 10th inning over the Detroit Tigers.
After solid performances from both Dan Haren and Max Scherzer, the Dodgers were clinging to a 2-1 lead going into the ninth inning. Ian Kinsler hit a lead off double, and with two outs remaining, Kenley Jansen blew the save after giving up a single to Victor Martinez who drove in the tying run. As the game went into extra innings, J.P. Howell was called up and retired all three batters he faced to finish off the top of the 10th.
After Chone Figgins drew a leadoff walk from Joba Chamberlain in the bottom of the inning, Phil Coke was brought in to replace Chamberlain. Dee Gordon popped out on a bunt attempt, and the Dodgers were a double-play away from going into the 11th. Crawford swung on a 2-0 count and drilled a line drive to left field which dribbled away from Rajai Davis as Figgins made the long haul from first to home to give the Dodgers their first walk-off win of the season.
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