Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0

Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0

Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0

Everyone gets a homer!

The 11 hits allowed also matched a career-high, which he set in 2013 in a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kershaw, "Initially his velocity was good".

"They battled me well", Kershaw said. "We knew we were a lot better in spring training than we were being given credit for".

Last season, a Dodgers ballgirl stopped a phone-using fan from taking a 108.7 miles per hour liner to the head. Willson Contreras knocked him for a solo home run in the first inning, with Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo following suit in the fourth inning.

And in the sixth inning, Gonzalez drove a 92-mph sinker from Arrieta over the wall in center field for a two-run home run - something the 35-year-old veteran seemed incapable of doing while dealing with elbow and back issues during the first month of the season.

However the Dodger bullpen was able to pick up for Kershaw and on a day and they slammed the door on the Cubs.

The young hitters on the Cubs are finding that the need for adjustments can strike at any time.

Bellinger put the Dodgers ahead 3-1 with a drive into the right-field pavilion in the second. He has seven home runs but is hitting under.200 and was 0-for-3 Saturday ... He's allowed two runs or fewer eight times. "We're just hitting home runs to score runs". Utley started at second and Enrique Hernandez at third ... "I thought his command was good and I thought his curveball was outstanding". But unfortunately, in baseball, he's just as much a lightweight.

"Sweet", Bryant said with a smile when told of the handwringing, head-shaking and Cub blasting filling Twitter timelines. "The game never got any momentum. My analysis would be that (with) the homers he's getting in some bad counts and he's making some mistakes and they're not missing them". "Clayton wanted to keep going, but fortunately our bullpen has been lights out". Los Angeles is 4-1 in Kershaw's last 5 home starts against the Cubs.

"I'll get back to work Monday and get back to where I was throwing the ball prior to this".

White Sox 7, Tigers 3: Miguel Gonzalez took a ideal game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and Chicago beat Detroit. All Kershaw wants is a World Series title. Jon Lester will get the nod in the series finale and is 3-2 with a 3.19 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. The lefthander is 5-0 on the season.

Pitcher Mike Montgomery, who had relieved Lester, sacrificed successfully and that was all for Kershaw as a Josh Fields took the ball.

Yasiel Puig, who is struggling to hit fastballs, hit a Hector Rondon 86 miles per hour flat breaking ball into the pavilion for a two-run homer and the Dodgers led 9-4 after seven. Chase Utley hit his first home run of the season, and Kenta Maeda, who also picked up the win off the mound, picked up a couple of RBIs.

The Chicago Cubs allowed just 6 runs in the final three home games against the Giants.

This goes for ballboys, ballgirls and balldudes, too, with our most recent example coming in the Dodgers' 9-4 win over the Cubs at sunny Dodger Stadium. It was their first sweep over the Cubs at Chavez Ravine since August 3-5, 2012.

A Mariners 5, Red Sox 0: Christian Bergman tossed seven shutout innings, and Seattle won at Boston.

"I don't see any reason to worry, especially given what we did past year", he said. We're off to an average start. Sometimes it happens. We've spoiled ourselves with a year ago and that start.

John Lackey's ERA is above 5.00 (5.18) while Jake Arrieta's isn't far behind (4.92).

St. Louis Cardinals 3 Los Angeles Dodgers 7: Hyun-Jin Ryu looked good in a 4-inning performance as a reliever to help the Dodgers overcome the pesky Cardinals.

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