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New attitude helping Andre Ethier

Now healthy and on the verge of a big contract, the Dodgers' slugger is in top form

Updated: April 10, 2012, 10:51 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- That was the healthier, mechanically sounder Andre Ethier standing at home plate in the bottom of the eighth inning on Tuesday, delivering a tiebreaking, game-winning home run into the right-field pavilion to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-1, home-opening victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates before a sellout crowd of 56,000 at Dodger Stadium. In typical Hollywood fashion, the heroics came on a milestone birthday for both Ethier, who was turning 30, and the old yard, which was turning ...

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