Ten years ago, perhaps even five years ago, Adrian Gonzalez would have gone into a game like the one he played on Saturday night with ideas of pulling the baseball or hitting it to the opposite field.
"Now," Gonzalez said, "I just try to hit it."
The simplified approach has resulted in a start for the ages for the four-time All-Star, who drove in three more runs in a 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The win was the sixth in a row for the Dodgers, who moved into sole possession of first place in the National League West.
Gonzalez has contributed 14 runs batted in, the most in major leagues. He is batting .523, which is also the best in...