The Los Angeles Dodgers may be turning the corner.
After a bit of a rough start to the season, Los Angeles appears to be finding its groove again.
On Tuesday, the Dodgers rallied from a 7-2 deficit against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are tied with the Atlanta Braves for the best record in the National League.
But it was super utilityman Chris Taylor who put Los Angeles over the top.
In the eighth inning, the Dodgers were still trailing, but had narrowed the score to 7-5 and had two runners on with one out.
That’s when Taylor connected with a 2-0 pitch from Colin Holderman and drove it out of PNC Park to give the Dodgers the lead.
Chris Taylor puts the Dodgers on top! pic.twitter.com/T9R9dWzYtI
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) April 26, 2023
Taylor hasn’t been off to the best start this season.
The slugger is hitting just .163 on the year with five home runs, 10 RBI, and a .705 OPS.
But he may be settling into a rhythm.
If so, Tuesday night’s go-ahead homer was a good place to start.
Taylor has been with the Dodgers since 2016 when he was traded from the Seattle Mariners.
The 32-year-old owns a career batting average of .254 and has 94 career home runs.
He has experienced more than his fair share of great moments in a Dodgers uniform, having been a part of the 2020 World Series championship team.
And he came through in the clutch again on Tuesday, leading the Dodgers to a jaw-dropping comeback victory over the Pirates.
The win put the Dodgers in sole possession of first place in the NL West.