It can be a miserably long season, six grueling months with precious few days off, playing 162 games without a clock.
Bodies break down, spirits lag, the sun bakes. Yet it's not always the strongest teams that survive but the deepest.
The Dodgers liked their depth last year led by
But the Dodgers beat the
Crawford continued his recent hot play, acting like a guy with no interest in sharing left field with
In his last nine games, Crawford is 16 for 32.
He went two for four with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and two runs. On the season, he is hitting a career-high .308.
It was enough to make a winner out of
Correia, acquired from the
He got off to a rough start when he surrendered a three-run homer to
The Dodgers treated San Diego starter
They scored twice in the second on Turner's first double and a single by Erisbel Arruebarrena, who was called up earlier Tuesday.
They went ahead with three more in a somewhat wild fourth.
By the time the drive got past Almonte’s glove, Crawford was right on Kemp’s fanny and chased him, only a step back, to third. Kemp had no choice to but to try for home, making it on a nice slide when he swiped the plate with his left hand. An
The Dodgers scored one more in the fifth when Kemp doubled and Crawford singled, and then two more in the seventh on Crawford's home run.
Over the two past seasons, the Dodgers are 6-1 in games started by Kennedy.