Originally written on Suicide Squeeze  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Clayton Kershaw certainly dazzled in the Sunday afternoon sun at Dodger Stadium today, and Carl Crawford wasn’t too bad himself. Between the two stars, the Dodgers forged out a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in today’s rubber match between the two teams. Kershaw showed only a slight sign of having problems, giving up a couple hits in the first, but mostly shut down the opposition the rest of the way, retiring 18 batters in a row at one point and getting out of the 8th after allowing a long double partly by making a heads-up play to get a fielders choice on the lead runner at third.  Kershaw’s 12 strikeouts were a season high, and his 8 innings pitched gave a much-needed break to a beleaguered bullpen.  Kershaw gave up only 4 hits in his 8 innings of work and evened his career record against Milwaukee to 3-3.  Kershaw is now 3-2 on the season with a 1.72 ERA. Carl Crawford would give Kershaw all the offense that he really needed.  In the Bottom of the First inning, Crawford led off by taking Kyle Lohse’s first pitch of the ballgame out to deep center.  It was Crawford’s third home run of the year and staked the Dodgers out to a 2-0 lead.  Crawford would again get to Lohse in the fifth inning, lining a ball over the right field wall that just reached the Pavilion to extend the Dodger lead to 2-0. Brandon League pitched a perfect 9th on 8 pitches to pick up his 8th save.  Kyle Lohse pitched a solid 7 innings for the Brewers, stifling every Dodger hitter that wasn’t Carl Crawford with some consistency (Nick Punto also went 3-for-4 in this game, meaning the 1 and 2 hitters in the lineup had five of the Dodgers six hits) but gets the loss to fall to 1-2 with a 2.53 ERA. The Dodgers will open up a 3 game set against the Colorado Rockies tomorrow night. This article has been read (0) times

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