It's a sports thing -- speed kills. A desired trait in most any sport. The results are often pretty obvious, but sometimes there's a ripple effect that is not immediately apparent.
The struggling Dodgers, almost desperate for a victory, were locked in a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning with the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon when
Fearing a bunt, the Giants brought in the corner infielders. Third baseman
The ball carried on for a double as Butera scored the go-ahead run, and the Dodgers went on to add three more to defeat the Giants, 6-2, and end a three-game losing streak before a crowd of 47,199.
Gordon also had three stolen bases Saturday, bringing his major league-leading total to 24.
The Dodgers had been going quietly against Giants starter
Yasiel Puig doubled down the left-field line to score Gordon and make it 4-2 in the seventh. Kemp hit a solo home run in the eighth, after which