Final score: 3-2, Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers started a big series with the San Francisco Giants to try and cut down the Giants lead in the division. Clayton Kershaw started for the his ninth time this season and pitched very well. He went eight innings allowing two runs off of five hits, with no walks while striking out 13.
Kenley Jansen came in the game in the 9th inning to secure the win. He got two quick outs before allowing a two-out double to Brandon Belt, and then a walk to pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco. Jansen would pull it together to strike out Brandon Crawford to earn his 17th save of the season.
The Dodgers got on the board early after Chase Utley was balked home and Adrian Gonzalez singled in Corey Seager. After that the Dodgers couldn’t get anything going until the 9th inning when Justin Turner hit a go-ahead home run which essentially sealed the win for the L.A.
This was a great statement game for the boys in blue. Kershaw was his normal and dominant self, and it was great to get past Giants’ Johnny Cueto with the W. This was a must win game for L.A., especially with their ace on the field. If Justin Turner can start heating up the Dodgers’ offense will be much more deadly.
Today, Scott Kazmir gets the start for the Dodgers. He’ll be opposing Giants’ Jeff Samardjiza to try and clinch this series.
Adrian Gonzalez 1 (29)
Justin Turner 1 (21)
Dodgers Home Runs
Justin Turner 1 (5)
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