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Gordon heats up after return to lineup

Gordon heats up after return to lineup

Gordon heats up after return to lineup
LOS ANGELES -- Dee Gordon's bat has come alive recently since returning to the lineup on May 22 against Arizona. The shortstop has gotten a hit in each of his four games since being benched because of struggles through the beginning of the season.

He hit a double in the fourth inning Saturday night against the Astros, scoring the go-ahead run at the time on a Tony Gwynn single. Gordon finished the night 2-for-4 as the Dodgers won in walk-off fashion, 6-3.

Hitting in the eighth spot instead of leadoff, Gordon has gone 6-for-16 since being benched, and he has raised his batting average 17 points. He was in a 2-for-31 slump, while hitting .200 on the season, before the benching.

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He said he's been working on getting his rhythm back and finding ways to get on base since being taken out of the lineup.

"I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm feeling a little better," Gordon said.

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