The Los Angeles Dodgers were locked in another pitcher’s duel Wednesday, which was the second game of the series against the Atlanta Braves.
Matt Kemp stole the show once again, first with his solo home run and at the end of the night with a walk-off single in the 10th inning. However, before Kemp could play the role of hero, Juan Uribe turned in a pair of impressive plays.
As he’s done on multiple occasions this season, Uribe flashed some leather on a sliding stop in the seventh inning to help Zack Greinke keep the Braves off the basepaths in the inning:
With the teams still locked in a 1-1 tie the following inning, Uribe came to the plate with two outs and Kemp at second base, representing the go-ahead run.
Although it wasn’t a single that cleanly reached the outfield, Uribe hit a chopper up the middle that Andrelton Simmons managed to prevent from rolling to center, but Kemp still managed to score:
Uribe finished the game 2-for-4 with the one RBI as the Dodgers won their fifth consecutive game and maintained their three-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the NL West standings.