Torre's confidence in DeWitt pays off

Assured his spot is secure, the young second baseman breaks into hitting streak

Updated: June 8, 2010, 10:40 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Three hours before Monday night's game, at a time when he had no idea Blake DeWitt would drive in a career-high five runs, hit his first homer of the season and play a big part in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 12-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals before 44,876 at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers manager Joe Torre talked for several minutes about the unusual existence the third-year major leaguer but first-year everyday second baseman has been forced to live this season.

"I finally ...

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