Then, on May 26, 2015, all was right in the
Kershaw threw seven crisp, scoreless innings Tuesday and struck out 10 as the Dodgers cruised to an 8-0 victory over the
There had been a lot of hand-wringing over Kershaw's start this season -- not that his 2-3 record and 4.32 ERA were completely terrible, they just didn’t look proper sitting on his mantel next to his
If he had been just slightly off earlier in the season, Tuesday he was absolutely right on. He retired the first 12 consecutive Braves in order, did not walk a batter and held Atlanta to just four hits.
Still, he was locked in a scoreless pitching duel with Braves right-hander
It was 6-0 Dodgers -- the most runs they had scored in one inning this season -- and that rarest of recent animals, a rout.
Gonzalez made it more so in the fifth when he followed a Kendrick single with a two-run homer. That gave him 1,001 RBI for his career. It was his first home run since May 5 in Milwaukee and 10th on the season.
J.P. Howell and