Adrian Gonzalez homers in 1st at-bat with Dodgers
Adrian Gonzalez has hit a three-run homer on the second pitch he
saw in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.
Hours after arriving at Dodger Stadium on a flight from Boston
with Josh Beckett and Nick Punto following Saturday’s blockbuster
trade with the Red Sox, Gonzalez drove an 0-1 pitch from Miami
right-hander Josh Johnson deep into the lower seats in the
It was his first National League homer since the end of the 2010
season with San Diego.
Gonzalez took over at first base for James Loney, who went to
Boston in the deal. The four-time All-Star batted cleanup between
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez, with Andre Ethier dropped to sixth
despite getting four hits Friday night.
Gonzalez became the sixth player to homer in his first at-bat
with the Dodgers.