The Los Angeles Dodgers came away victorious in Tuesday’s 6-4 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks thanks in large part due to the timely hitting and power bat of second baseman Howie Kendrick.
Kendrick’s big night began with a one-out double in the first inning, though he was stranded by Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez. The 31-year-old second baseman then hit a ball in nearly the exact same location in the top of the third, though he settled for a single after taking a wide turn.
Then in the seventh inning, Kendrick came to the plate with runners on first and second base and the Dodgers trailing, 3-2. He fouled off multiple pitches, working a full count and on the eight pitch of the at-bat, knocked a fastball back up the middle, scoring Jimmy Rollins to tie the game.
The game went into extra innings, which created another opportunity for Kendrick to deliver for the Dodgers. He led off the 10th inning and lined a 1-0 fastball over the right field fence to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead. He finished the night 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.