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Zack Greinke pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning of his splendid Dodgers debut, leading Los Angeles to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Andre Ethier homered and Los Angeles got RBI doubles from Matt Kemp and Adrian Gonzalez. Greinke, who signed a $147 million, six-year contract to join the Dodgers during the offseason, struck out six and did not walk a batter in 6 1-3 innings.
Greinke (1-0) was on a limited pitch count after throwing only 13 innings during spring training, but he made his 92 pitches count. He yielded just a two-out single to Garrett Jones in the second inning and a one-out single to Andrew McCutchen in the seventh.
Offensively for the Dodgers, Ethier hit his first home run of the season, Kemp got his first hit (his RBI double) and Gonzalez had his first RBI. All three hits came against Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez (0-1).
Greinke began his Dodgers career by retiring the first five batters he faced. With two outs in the secon...
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In what was probably the most anticipated debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers since Manny Ramirez, the Dodgers’ Zack Greinke made his first appearance at Blue Heaven on Earth Friday night.
And he did not disappoint, leading the Dodgers to a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He gave up just two hits in six-and-one-third innings.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw followed up his sensational one-man show on opening day with seven innings of two-hit ball and nine strikeouts in a spirited duel with A.J. Burnett, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh 1-0 Saturday night for their second straight shutout win over the Pirates. Kershaw (2-0) walked one and retired 17 consecutive batters after giving up...
For a player who has dealt with anxiety issues, Zack Greinke is facing what may be one of the most high-pressure days of his career.
It's his first meaningful game since signing one of the richest pitching contracts in history, and his first with one of baseball's most storied franchises. Plus, Greinke is trying to show his new home fans that a recent elbow issue is no longer...
Clayton Kershaw followed up his sensational one-man show on
opening day with seven innings of two-hit ball and nine strikeouts
in a spirited duel with A.J. Burnett, and the Los Angeles Dodgers
beat Pittsburgh 1-0 Saturday night for their second straight
shutout win over the Pirates., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/kershaw-turns-in-second-solid-start
Yasiel Puig makes his much anticipated debut, along with Zach Lee, Joc Pederson and Matt Magill.
The Dodgers have traded pitcher Aaron Harang to the Colorado Rockies for former All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash.
General manager Ned Colletti says Saturday's deal gives the Dodgers another backup at catcher behind starter A.J. Ellis.
Hernandez has a career average of .264 with 166 home runs, 751 RBI and 1,335 hits during his 14-year career with Oakland, San Diego...
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Baseball fans were wondering what Los Angeles Dodgers left hand pitcher Clayton Kershaw would do for an encore, after pitching a complete game, four hit shutout on opening day while chipping in at the plate with a home run (does listening to Vin Scully on any call ever get old). While not quite as impressive, Kershaw followed it up today with a 7 inning performance only allowing...
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