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Texas Rangers get to Clayton Kershaw, beat Dodgers 5-3

Texas Rangers get to Clayton Kershaw, beat Dodgers 5-3

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers trailed, 4-0, after five innings. They scored three runs in the sixth — two on a home run from Scott Van Slyke, one on a single from pinch-hitter extraordinaire Alex Guerrero — and they had the potential tying and go-ahead runs on base with one out. But the Rangers called on left-hander Sam Freeman, their third pitcher of the inning, and he silenced the Dodgers by retiring two of their most productive hitters, striking out Joc Pederson and getting Adrian Gonzalez to ground out. AT THE PLATE: Texas rookie slugger Joey Gallo hit his fifth home run, this one a 439-foot shot off Clayton Kershaw that landed deep into the right-field bleachers. The Dodgers...

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