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WATCH: Chris Taylor Takes John Lackey Deep in Dodgers Win

Chris Taylor opened the season in Triple-A. Now he might be the team MVP.

Taylor hit his sixth homer of the season Saturday off Cubs starter John Lackey. It was a two-run shot that extended the lead to 3-0 in the fifth.

Taylor, playing centerfield in place of his usual infield role, has forced his way into the everyday lineup. He’s hitting .327 (.998 OPS) with six homers and 19 RBI in 101 at-bats. It’s easy to wonder when he’ll cool off, but he just keeps hitting.

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Gabe Burns

Gabe Burns is an award-winning journalist. He serves as a reporter and editor at the DodgersNation news desk. He additionally works as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, Valdosta State University's student paper. Gabe's work has been featured on a number of platforms, including Draft Breakdown and Pro Football Spot. His byline has been cited in media such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. Aside from covering Dodgers baseball, Gabe enjoys watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlando Magic and Tampa Bay Lightning. He can be followed on Twitter at @GabeBurns_DN.

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