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Juan Uribe hits thrilling 2-run home run to win game for Dodgers (Video)

Juan Uribe home runJuan Uribe helped send the Los Angeles Dodgers to the NLCS with a thrilling two-strike, two-run home run off Atlanta Braves reliever David Carpenter in the bottom of the eighth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead in Game 4 of their NLDS.

The Dodgers were down 3-2 and six outs away from the series going to a fifth game until Uribe delivered the big blow. His homer came after Yasiel Puig led off the inning with a two-strike double to right. Another great aspect of the homer is that it came after two failed sacrifice bunt attempts. When Uribe had the chance to swing away, he delivered with a bomb into the left field bullpen.

While the Dodgers move on to the NLCS, the Braves suffered their seventh straight playoff series loss in a row.

Juan Uribe talks to reporters in front of his marijuana leaf hat

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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe had one of the best nights of his 12-year career on Monday. The 34-year-old hit three home runs to lead LA to an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Naturally, reporters were itching to speak with him after the game.

They got their wish and them some. While Uribe was speaking to reporters, we got a glimpse of some of the contents of his locker. More specifically, his awesome hat with the pot leaf on the front, which a user posted on Reddit.

Or maybe it wasn’t a pot leaf. Maybe it was a greenish version of the stickers Ohio State players get on the back of their helmets when they do something noteworthy during a game. Yeah, that must have been it.

H/T Hardball Talk

Dodgers tease Juan Uribe with funny present after game

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Juan Uribe was tagged out in the fourth inning of Saturday’s Los Angeles Dodgers-Tampa Bay Rays game after falling for the hidden ball trick, so his teammates decided to have some fun with him after the game. They took one of his cleats, taped it to a base, and left it for him at his locker after the game.

Uribe looked bewildered after seeing the surprise present left at his locker. This was shared by Hanley Ramirez on Instagram:

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Tampa Bay Rays get Juan Uribe out on hidden ball trick (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays went Little League on the Dodgers on Saturday, and their tactic worked.

Juan Uribe Evan LongoriaThe Rays successfully executed the hidden ball trick to help them get out of a fourth-inning jam in Los Angeles. They were down 4-0 with the bases loaded when A.J. Ellis hit a sacrifice fly to center. Juan Uribe, who was at second, moved up to third on the sac fly. After the run scored, Uribe had his head down and stopped keeping track of the play. While he wasn’t paying attention, the Rays threw the ball to Evan Longoria, who tagged him out as soon as he took his foot off of third.

Instead of having runners on second and third with one out, the Dodgers were left with a man on second and two outs after Uribe’s mistake.

[Related: Dodgers tease Juan Uribe with gag gift after game]

The play was executed so smoothly, it left FOX broadcasters Chris Myers and Eric Karros confused. They thought Uribe was called out for leaving second base too early on his tag up, but they later learned it was because of the Rays’ trick play.

Juan Uribe Makes San Francisco Enemies by Joining Rival Dodgers

Boo-Ree-Bay will be the sound billowing from AT&T Park when Juan Uribe makes his return to the city by the bay. I can almost hear it now.

One of the most beloved Giants from the 2010 World Series team has signed a three-year, $21 million dollar deal with the Giants biggest rivals, the Dodgers. The three years were more than the Giants were willing to give him, although Giants General Manager Brian Sabean claims otherwise, so Juan is taking his talents to LA. He presumably will take over at second base as the Dodgers cleared the way by trading away incumbent infielder Ryan Theriot.

Juan Uribe fit in well with the 2010 Giants who were nicknamed the “Misfits.” Uribe joined the team in 2009 after the Chicago White Sox let him go to clear space for Alexei Ramirez. The Giants gave him a shot initially on a minor league deal and he quickly proved he could still play. Capable of playing shortstop, third base, and second base, Uribe developed into a critical asset for the Giants. This past season he had a tremendous year hitting 24 home runs with 85 RBIs.

However, if not for the risk on him taken by the Giants, would Uribe have ever been in position to sign his first multi-year free agent deal? My guess is probably not. In the age of free agency it is rare to see players who have loyalty to an organization. But, the Dodgers? In the minds of many Giants fans it is unforgivable for Juan to join the hated blue.

Uribe will always be remembered for his contributions to the first San Francisco World Series, but he is now a member of the enemy.  BOOO-REE-BAY will ring loudly in the Bay.