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Adrian Gonzalez gets back into the swing of things in Dodgers' 8-5 victory over Tigers

Adrian Gonzalez gets back into the swing of things in Dodgers' 8-5 victory over Tigers

The pitch registered on the Comerica Park radar gun at 92 mph and it offered a test for Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. In his prime, when he anchored lineups on both coasts, he treated misplaced pitches like this fastball from Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann with malice. Earlier this season, as he managed injuries to his back and elbow, he allowed pitches like this to overwhelm him.

On this swing, Gonzalez resembled his former self. In his first at-bat after 57 games on the disabled list, he whacked a double into the right-field corner, bruising Zimmermann as part of a four-run, second-inning rally in an 8-5 victory. The Dodgers (86-34) opened this seven-game trip to...

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