Andrew Friedman

Chris Taylor drives in three runs to help Dodgers end two-game slide

Chris Taylor drives in three runs to help Dodgers end two-game slide

In late June, as his batting average sunk beneath .300 and his importance to the Dodgers lineup dimmed, Chris Taylor began to study video of himself. He was unhappy with the images he saw. His head was moving too much at the plate. He invested too much of his body in his swing, which distorted the direction of his bat.

Taylor vowed to re-create the revamped swing he displayed when the team called him up in mid-April. After three weeks in July, including a late-game infusion of offense in a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Taylor can consider his adjustments a success.

“It was just about simplifying things,” Taylor said. “Not trying to over-swing. Just get the...

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