A black cowboy hat rested in Paul Goldschmidt's locker, although he really was the good guy for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Goldschmidt homered twice, including a tie-breaking shot for the third straight game, in a 3-2 victory over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. He is batting .458 with four homers and 11 RBI in six games against the Dodgers so far this season.
His first homer, a two-run shot in the sixth, came off Clayton Kershaw, ending a 1 for 16 showing against the Dodgers ace.
''I knew my numbers weren't good,'' Goldschmidt said. ''You got to go up there and have good at-bats. He really doesn't make many mistakes. He mixes it up. It's not a guy you're going to get a lot of hits off of.''
Goldschmidt homered to left field in the eighth on a fastball from Kenley Jansen with two outs to snap a 2-all tie. It was the first multi-homer game of his career.
''Obviously you're excited,'' he said. ''I knew it was going to be close. I couldn't see it so I looked at...