Bob Geren

Kyle Farmer delivers a walk-off, two-run double in debut to give Dodgers a sweep of Giants

Kyle Farmer delivers a walk-off, two-run double in debut to give Dodgers a sweep of Giants

The text message reached Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Thursday night, soon after word leaked about the team calling up a rookie named Kyle Farmer. When Alex Wood heard the news, he wrote to his manager to extol the virtues of Farmer, his former teammate at the University of Georgia. He raved about Farmer’s presence and his makeup.

“And,” Wood ended the message, “he’s clutch.”

He had to wait three games on the bench, but Farmer needed only one at-bat to live up to Wood’s scouting report. In the 11th inning of a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, Farmer stepped to the plate with a pair of runners aboard and one out. It was his major league debut. He was...

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