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Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez gets his first home run in 4-0 win over Cubs

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez gets his first home run in 4-0 win over Cubs

Adrian Gonzalez knew the reception that awaited him. As he walked toward his dugout, moments after squaring up his first homer of 2017, Gonzalez locked eyes with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Gonzalez raised both his hands toward the sky: Hallelujah. Roberts howled in response.

“I think,” Roberts said, “there was a huge weight off his shoulders.”

Inside the dugout, during the sixth inning of a 4-0 victory over the Cubs, the rest of the Dodgers greeted Gonzalez with high-fives and laughter. Yasiel Puig told a ball boy to retrieve the artifact. It had taken him 36 games and 121 at-bats, but Gonzalez had done it, volleying a fastball from Chicago starter Jake Arrieta to the...

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