"We talk about winning games, but it's about winning the right way," said Roberts. "That's how we played."
Roberts said not to read too much into his batting order, which had Howie Kendrick leading off, but did not include Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Chase Utley, who are all expected to be in Friday's lineup against the Rangers. He didn't rule out Kendrick leading off in certain matchups, but he indicated it might be a rotation because "we really don't have a prototypical leadoff hitter."
He said the aggressive baserunning on Thursday, including Andre Ethier going from first to third on Puig's RBI single in the first inning, is being emphasized.
"Look at the numbers and how this team ran the bases last year, we can do better," he said. "It's an important emphasis for sure, more a mindset than a style of baseball."
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.