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The Los Angeles Dodgers are rolling like they’ve few different instances of their history. And now that they are getting contributions from Clayton Kershaw’s bat, properly, that is simply not truthful.
In addition to eight dominant innings on the mound, Kershaw drove in L.A.’s first two runs with a single in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday night time. He also scored twice in a ten-2 rout, helping the Dodgers full a 3-game sweep and win for the 37th time in 45 games since June 22. It is the third time in franchise history the Dodgers have gone on a run like this, ESPN studies (additionally in 1953 and 1899). 1899!
The workforce’s greatest player, Kershaw additionally struck out eight and lowered his ERA to 1.88.
”When you rattle off a streak just like the one we’re on proper now, it is probably a little more than luck,” Kershaw stated. ”We’re a fairly good crew proper now, and it’s plenty of enjoyable coming to the yard every single day and winning games. I feel the guys in this clubhouse notice that we’ve got a fairly good alternative here that we do not need to waste.”
They lead Arizona by 7 1/2 video games within the NL West. It’s laborious to imagine the Dodgers as soon as trailed the Diamondbacks by 9 half.
Reds 3, Padres 2 (thirteen inn.): San Diego and Tim Stauffer experienced a most helpless feeling: Getting Joey Votto to make an out whereas driving in the successful run anyway with a sacrifice fly.
Indians 6, Angels 5: The Tribe rallied from five runs down to finish a six-recreation losing streak, but they’ve slipped 7 half games behind the Tigers.
Nationals 6, Phillies 0: Due to Stephen Strasburg’s first career complete recreation, Philly misplaced its eleventh straight on the highway.
Braves 9, Marlins four: Hey, 15 out of sixteen ain’t dangerous.
Orioles 10, Giants 2: It was a nice day for Adam Jones — till…
Mets 9, Diamondbacks 5: Left-hander Jonathan Niese pitched OKAY in his first begin since mid-June.
Cardinals 8, Cubs four: Avoiding the sweep by the Cubs — pause — the Cardinals used Edward Mujica for a save for the first time in 18 games.
Rockies three, Pirates 2: We live in bizarre times when the Pirates can get swept in August and nonetheless hold a 3-recreation lead on the Cardinals for first place.
Mariners 2, Brewers zero: They requested Felix Hernandez if he’d like to pitch the ninth, however he stated no, he was tired, let someone else end. An sincere answer.
Yankees 5, Tigers four: Hey, that’s not right; the storybook closing season of Mariano Rivera appears to have a number of pages ripped out, here! However, not solely did the Yankees get a sport-successful home run from Brett Gardner, they obtained an extended ball from Alex Rodriguez, too:
Royals 4, Crimson Sox three: The Royals are 18-5 since the All-Star break and are 4 half of games out of the second wild card spot.
Athletics 6, Blue Jays 4: Sort of a wild ninth, but Grant Balfour got it performed.
Twins 5, White Sox 2: An enormous inning was the undoing of Jose Quintana, and the White Sox don’t score any runs, in order that was that.
Rangers 6, Astros 1: A 4-hitter for Martin Perez.
”I really feel like ever since the All-Star break, we have been making an announcement. We’re right here to stay and compete.”
— James Shields of the Royals
Never has the weird tradition of the Gatorade dump seemed odder than in this picture by Maddie Meyer of the Washington Post. That’s Tyler Clippard (on the left) and Craig Stammen dousing Stephen Strasburg.
• The Rays walked Yasiel Puig 4 occasions intentionally within the three-recreation collection.
• Kershaw is forty nine-zero when the Dodgers rating a minimum of four runs whereas he is within the sport.
• Jeremy Hellickson has a 7.19 PERIOD in 10 career interleague outings.