On Sunday morning the
They sent out
The victory pushed the Dodgers back into first place in the
After having also stunned the Giants, 8-1, on Friday, the victory also assured the Dodgers will take the three-game series. And since the Giants had won five consecutive series against the Dodgers, that had to feel pretty good too.
Kershaw gave up a first-inning single to
The left-hander walked one and struck out seven. He almost seemed to get stronger as the game wore on.
Kershaw (12-2) has been on a roll, even by his standards. He won his ninth consecutive decision, the first time that has been done by a Dodger since Kevin Brown in 2003. He has a 0.94 earned-run average in the 10 starts of that streak.
It all looked pretty familiar to the Giants, particularly in their home ballpark. In career starts at AT&T Park, Kershaw is 7-2 with a 0.69 ERA.
Like I said, almost unfair.
Consecutive singles by
The Dodgers added one more against reliever Jean Machi in the seventh after Gordon singled and took second on a fielder's choice. The third hit of the night by Gonzalez drove in Gordon.