ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw remains a victory short of 100 in his career, as he was out-pitched by Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Kershaw is 1-3 in head-to-head matchups with Bumgarner, with Bumgarner earning each of the last three decisions. "I gave up two, he gave up one," Kershaw said. "I got out-pitched." Kershaw and Bumgarner pitched opposite each other last week, when neither received a decision in a victory for the Giants. "I'd rather win 30 times a year," Kershaw said. "I don't care who I pitch against." If there was any consolation for Kershaw, it was that this was his longest start of the season. Kershaw pitched seven innings and limited the Giants to two runs and seven hits. He struck out eight and walked none. Buster Posey knocked in both of the Giants' runs, as he singled in Angel Pagan in the first inning and hit a home run in the fourth. Kershaw had said he was frustrated by his inability to pitch deeper into games. The only other time he pitched into the seventh inning was April 11 in Arizona, where he lasted 61/3 innings but gave up six runs.
AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers were limited to five hits over eight innings by Bumgarner, who struck out nine. The Dodgers scored in the fourth inning when Howie Kendrick grounded into a fielder's choice. Enrique Hernandez, called up from triple-A Oklahoma City to replace the injured Carl Crawford, started in center field and was two for four with a double.
UP NEXT: Zack Greinke (3-0, 1.35 ERA) will face the Giants and Ryan Vogelsong (1-1, 7.71) on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium at 7 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.