By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As if an eight-run Opening Day loss to the Red Sox wasn’t bad enough, former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit a game-winning three-run home run in his Dodgers debut.

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In a 3-3 game, Rollins took Padres relief pitcher Shawn Kelley deep to right-field for a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth-inning, giving his new team the 6-3 lead and eventual win.

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“Right before that — it’s weird, it’s happened to me a couple times before — I’m like, ‘I’m going to hit a home run today.’ I have to hit it into the bullpen at the top part and let it kind of work its way to the short side,” Rollins said. “Sure enough. It worked out almost like I had a vision, so to speak. Don’t ask me about predictions. It just happened that way.”

Rollins has had plenty of monumental hits against the Dodgers while he was with the Phillies. Now, his new teammates are thrilled he’s making plays for the Dodgers.

“I told (Rollins) I felt like I hit it, when he hit that,” Howie Kendrick said of the home run. “I was so happy that he hit it.”

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“I’ve seen that too many times against us when he was in a Phillies uniform,” said Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp.