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New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win

New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win

In the middle of fielding questions about the Dodgers' season-opening victory over the San Diego Padres, Adrian Gonzalez made an inquiry of his own.

"Last year, how many times did we come from behind?" he asked.

The answer: Not many.

Only twice last season did the Dodgers do what they did Monday in their 6-3 victory at Dodger Stadium: Win a game in which they trailed through six innings. In such situations, they were 2-54 last year.

Monday's comeback, which was completed with a three-run home run in the eighth inning by newcomer Jimmy Rollins, was described by Gonzalez as a byproduct of the more balanced lineup assembled by the team's new...

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