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Adrian Gonzalez collects 2,000th hit during Dodgers' 8-5 battering of Pirates

Adrian Gonzalez collects 2,000th hit during Dodgers' 8-5 battering of Pirates

Standing at second base, 2,400 miles away from the ballpark he calls home, Adrian Gonzalez doffed his batting helmet. A modest crowd at PNC Park rose to salute his achievement, the 2,000th hit of his career, a double down the first base line in the sixth inning of an 8-5 Dodgers victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

“It’s one of those milestones that means a lot,” Gonzalez said. “A lot to be grateful for, a lot to be thankful for. I’m just going to continue to try and do it, keep going.”

Gonzalez would come around to score the go-ahead run on a single by Corey Seager as the Dodgers conducted a night-long battering of Pirates pitchers. Gonzalez has made hard contact since...

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