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The San Francisco Giants came into today looking for revenge against the hated rival Los Angeles Dodgers and they got exactly that. After starting off the season being shutout 4-0 by Clayton Kershaw, San Francisco sent 23-year-old Madison Bumgarner to the hill and he delivered in a big way. Bumgarner (1-0) shutout the Dodgers offense for 8 innings while only allowing 2 base runners during that time. Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier found a gap in the 2nd inning with 2 outs, but Bumgarner got out of the inning by striking out catcher AJ Ellis. Bumgarner went on to roll through 18 consecutive batters until the 8th when he gave up another 2-out double, this time to Ellis. He was simply dominating the Dodgers bats all night, and finding his spots with ease. Of the 101 pitches he threw 76 went for strikes, in what was simply a masterful performance. Bumgarner also contributed with the bat, picking up a single in the 5th inning and an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the 7th. In his first s...

Pence loses ball in sun with sunglasses on cap

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence lost a short fly ball in the sun during the sixth inning of Monday's Opening Day game at Dodger Stadium.  Although this happens to major leaguers from time to time, Pence had absolutely no excuse because he forgot to put on the sunglasses that were sitting on his cap. L.A. Dodgers second baseman Matt Ellis ended up with a double...

Albuquerque Isotopes announce 2013 roster, led by Alex Castellanos, Matt Magill and some flamethrowers

The final Dodger full-season minor-league affiliate to announce its roster is the Albuquerque Isotopes of the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Generally an offensive powerhouse, the 'Topes are lacking in hitting talent this season. That, coupled with the humidor, could lead to fewer runs scored than expected. Great Lakes Loons opening day roster Rancho Cucamonga Quakes...

Corey Seager Stars In: America!

I've been after Corey Seager's 2012 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card Auto, but it has been quite elusive and expensive. I have a particular price in mind I don't want to exceed and I don't plan on it unless I come into a windfall of cash. Until then I have to placate my desires as a modest Seager SuperCollector with other awesome cards of the Dodgers' prospect.Today...

Dodgers squander chances in loss to Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tim Lincecum walked seven, matching a career worst, yet still managed to get the win when Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in the rubber game of their season-opening series. Lincecum (1-0) threw 91 pitches in five innings, but limited the Dodgers to two...

In the Ring with Hector Sanchez - Ray Ximenez Jr. Media Day

North Texas Fisticuffs' Hector Sanchez interviews Dallas boxing prospect Ray Ximenez as he prepares for his April 6 fight in Dallas.

Clayton Kershaw hits home run and pitches shutout in Opening Day win (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Clayton Kershaw had an Opening Day to remember. The two-time All-Star and 2011 Cy Young Award winner homered and pitched a complete game shutout in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 4-0 win over the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants on Monday at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw broke a scoreless game in the eighth with a solo home run to...

Clayton Kershaw homers in Dodgers' win over Giants

In today's Dodgers-Giants game, goose eggs filled the scoreboard for the first seven and a half innings. That is, until the bottom of the eighth, when Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw smashed the first pitch he saw from Giants reliever George Kontos over the center field wall to give Los Angeles a 1-0 lead. The homer was the first of Kershaw's career. The Dodgers...

Kershaw does it all in Dodgers' win

Clayton Kershaw launched his first career home run to break a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, then finished off a four-hitter Monday that led the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on opening day. Kershaw became the first pitcher to throw a shutout and hit a home run in an opener since Bob Lemon for Cleveland in 1953, STATS said. Kershaw struck out seven...

Ryu has memorable, promising debut

In the sixth inning of his greatly anticipated major league debut, Hyun-Jin Ryu was booed at home after he loafed to first base on a groundout.
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