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Dodgers Highlights: Kershaw And Early Offense Seal Win Against Cardinals

Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers scored early and often to get the win, 6-2, and tie this weekend series at 1-1. 

Dodgers catcher, and DH for this game, Will Smith didn’t waste any time as he hit a solo homer in the first inning to dead center. Trayce Thompson followed with another solo bomb to center in the second. Top-hitting prospect, Miguel Vargas, showed why he is just that as he hit his first career home run at the Ravine which added an RBI to his total, bringing in catcher Austin Barnes.

Former MVPs, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts each got an RBI in the fourth inning to top off the scoring on Austin Barnes’ bobblehead night.

Kersh being Kersh

Dodgers veteran Clayton Kershaw was on the mound for the Boys in Blue and he looked like the Kersh we all know and love. The future Hall-of-Famer went 6 innings, allowing just 7 hits, 2 earned runs, and 1 walk, with 7 strikeouts in 88 pitches tonight. Since returning from the IL, the 34-year-old has been on a tear and is ready to showcase more of that in October. He earned his 10th win of the year.

The bullpen was as sharp as it could be. Relievers Chris Martin, Evan Phillips, and Tommy Kahnle each pitched one inning, allowing 0 hits, and 0 earned runs while getting 3 K’s to close things out. Kahnle was on the mound in the 9th and it only took him 7 pitches, 6 of them being strikes, to close out St Louis. 

Up Next

The Dodgers will look to win tomorrow’s rubber match against the Cardinals. With this victory, Los Angeles picks up their 105th win of the season and hopes to tie a franchise record of 106, tomorrow. LA will have 25-year-old Michael Grove on the hill. First pitch will be at 1:10 PM PT.

Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).

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