In a season full of disappointments, Juan Uribe was undoubtedly the biggest for the Los Angeles Dodgers last year -- at least on the field. And no one in their clubhouse has more incentive this time around than he does.
Uribe tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs to lead the Dodgers to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, improving their record to an NL-best 13-4.
Two of Uribe's hits came off All-Star starter Jair Jurrjens, optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett after the game with a 9.37 ERA.
Uribe, a 12-year veteran, was limited to 77 games in 2011 because of a strained hip flexor on his left side and a lower abdominal strain. He had an RBI single in the first and a two-run single with the bases loaded in the eighth.
The third baseman came in batting .211 with one RBI in 38 at-bats over his first 11 games, and returned to the lineup Sunday after missing four games with an injured left wrist.
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