Dee Gordon got the start at second base and in the leadoff spot for the Los Angeles Dodgers and made the most of his opportunity. The 25-year-old speedster drove the 1-2 pitch over the wall in right-center off reigning Cy Young winner and Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer to give the team a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
The home run became Gordon’s third of his career and first in 2014. Gordon worked hard in the off-season and put on 15 pounds of muscle in order to be able to drive the ball better and it paid off in that at-bat. Heading into the game, the second baseman was leading all Dodger starters in batting average, on-base percentage and stolen bases. He is currently in a platoon at second with Justin Turner, but has started seven of the first nine games because the Dodgers have faced right-handed starting pitchers.
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