The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping a walk-off double by Adrian Gonzalez can build confidence and spur a hot streak.
Gonzalez likely needs no extra motivation for the club's next series.
Gonzalez is set to face his original major league team for the first time since joining the Dodgers in Monday night's opener with the San Diego Padres at Chavez Ravine.
Gonzalez had mostly struggled in his first eight games with Los Angeles (72-63) since being acquired from Boston, batting .182 with a homer and six RBIs. Against Arizona on Sunday, though, he came through in the clutch. His second double of the game scored the tying and winning runs with one out in the ninth, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 victory.
Los Angeles won its second in a row following a 3-8 stretch to remain within 4 1/2 games of NL West-leading San Francisco.
"Sometimes that can get a team rolling," second baseman Mark Ellis said of the walk-off hit. "To build off it, you just got to have good at-bats.''
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