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Clayton Kershaw earns 20th career win against rival Giants

Clayton Kershaw earns 20th career win against rival Giants

The three-time Cy Young Award victor allowed just three singles in seven shutout innings, and the Dodgers scored five times in six innings against Johnny Cueto to derail San Francisco's hopes of its first series sweep this season.

Starter Rick Porcello #22 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on May 17, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) throws a pitch during the first inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Grandal figured Cueto was throwing at his head in the third out of frustration and retaliation.

Clayton Kershaw taking zero chance at getting hurt or losing friends.

"We apologized to each other", Grandal said. "Let's not make it a bigger deal than it really is". It happened just after Cueto's high, inside pitch flew wildly past Posey, allowing another Dodgers run home for a 3-0 lead (see full recap).

The Dodgers tacked on runs as the game went on, with Yasiel Puig hitting a two-run single in the sixth inning, and Cody Bellinger adding an RBI double in the seventh, for Bellinger his second double of the game.

Maybin, batting leadoff for the second time in an Angels uniform, went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and drew a walk a day after a career-best five hits on Tuesday.

"Whether we were or we weren't, obviously he was displeased by it and let us know", Roberts said without acknowledging whether his team was in fact stealing signs.

"If we did, it's part of the game", he insisted.

Grandal said he and Cueto settled matters when Cueto came to the plate in the bottom of the third.




"Just a lot of talk, so I was just going to keep on playing, if it's the same to everyone else".

Kershaw allowed no runs on just three hits in seven innings as the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 to avoid being swept at AT&T Park on Wednesday.

Kershaw didn't even allow a hit until outfielder Justin Ruggiano finally picked up a single with one out in the fourth inning. The left-hander moved into a tie for most wins with Houston's Dallas Keuchel.

He is 20-9 overall against the Giants with a 1.62 ERA. They went 3-4 on their just-completed road trip and return home to face the Marlins on Thursday.

Cole (2-4) struck out three, walked two and received an overdue dose of support when Josh Bell smacked a three-run homer in the sixth off Jacob Turner (2-2).

Eduardo Nunez hit his first home run of the season in the ninth against former Giants reliever Sergio Romo before he finished the 2-hour, 37-minute game. Blach allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four batters.

For Johnny Cueto, it was his first loss at home since August 30, 2016, against the Diamondbacks.

There was the defense, particularly rookie Christian Arroyo, who made a pair of stellar plays in his first start at second base.

His solo home run in the top of the eighth inning was unlikely to have any real impact on the game - it cut the Braves' lead to 8-4 - but that didn't matter much to the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista.


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