Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


A Hollywood Ending, A Dodger Victory

LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

“He can really get the job done, can’t he,” Dodgers starting pitcher John Ely said rhetorically of Andre Ethier through a huge grin.

With bases loaded in a 3 - 3 ball game, the last of the ninth, the Los Angeles Dodgers most clutch hitter in recent memory crushed a walk-off grand slam home run to center field off of Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins.

“For some damn reason, I just keep getting up in that situation where I get the opportunity to do it,” said Ethier.

His 11th career walk-off hit scored Jamey Carroll, Xavier Paul, and Matt Kemp for a 7 - 4 Dodgers victory. It was their first win of the three game set against the Brewers.