Dodgers 7, Giants 0: Kershaw cruises, Mookie gets 1000th hit

After a postponement yesterday due to a wildcat strike by the Dodgers over social justice issues, they decided to play two with the Giants today, and under the new rules for this wacky season they will both be just seven innings.

Luckily then, the Dodgers got off to a quick start and never relented as they cruised to a 7-0 win.

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Despite his line, Clayton Kershaw actually started off quite roughly and was saved of serious trouble by defensive showings like this from Cody Bellinger.

https://twitter.com/SportsNetLA/status/1299081686756372480

Still, he settled down as he usually does, getting six scoreless frames on 86 pitches. He gave up just four hits, walked none, and struck out four. With the doubleheader he gave the Dodgers pen important rest as well.

Offensively the Dodgers got on the board early in the 1st following a Mookie Betts walk, a Corey Seager single, and then eventually a Cody Bellinger ground out to make it 1-0.

The 4th was the big scoring inning, however, thanks to a bit of skill and a bit of luck. AJ Pollock got a walk, Chris Taylor got an infield hit, and Joc Pederson also legged out an infield single for a run.

https://twitter.com/gatodejazz/status/1299094068241162240

Austin Barnes then continued to hit the ball well when he makes contact, doubling down the line in left to plate two more and make it 4-0.

Later in the same inning, Corey Seager reached on an infield single of his own, the third of the inning, to make it 5-0.

For insurance in the 7th, AJ Pollock homered to left after a Cody Bellinger double to give us the final score of 7-0.

The Dodgers went to Josh Sborz to close things out, seemingly more to get him in a game than anything else, and he got a scoreless 7th on seven pitches to close it. That included a strikeout of Joey Bart, who had three on the day.

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NL West lead is still 4 games because the Mariners allowed the Padres to score seven in a walk-off win.

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