Yankees slug 3 HRs off Kershaw to beat Dodgers 5-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) The New York Yankees left Los Angeles feeling good about how they matched up against the team with the best record in baseball.

DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford homered, and Domingo German outdueled Clayton Kershaw for his major league-leading 17th win in a 5-1 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday.

''We played consistent and we have a dangerous lineup,'' said Judge, who homered in all three games and is one away from 100 in his career.

''To come in here and win two of three from the best team in the National League and one of the best teams in baseball is awesome,'' he said.

The Yankees set a major league record for most homers in a month with 61 in August. They slugged nine in a potential World Series preview to remain tied with Houston for the best record in the American League at 85-47.

The Dodgers are 86-46.

''It's hard not to let it creep into your head that this could be a preview of something,'' Dodgers infielder Max Muncy said. ''The atmosphere was unbelievable. The fans were loud.''

German (17-3) allowed one run and five hits in six innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked two. He owns the highest winning percentage in the majors at .850, overtaking Kershaw.

''He was mixing it up pretty good,'' Muncy said. ''His misses were off the corners. He didn't miss enough to be walking us. Once the shadows started creeping, he was even better.''

New York won its 11th straight game against a left-handed starter and is 25-14 versus lefties this season.

Kershaw (13-3) gave up three homers for the second straight game and has allowed 21 this season - two off his career high set in 2017. The left-hander allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings. He struck out a season-high 12 and walked none.

''I thought I threw the ball better than my last start. I made four mistakes and three went over the fence. That's no fun,'' Kershaw said. ''I've always said solo home runs won't beat you, but three probably will. One or two over seven (innings) you can deal with.''

The last six runs Kershaw has allowed have come via solo shots.

Kershaw had won 11 consecutive interleague decisions - tied for second-most all-time - and each of his last six decisions overall. He lost for the first time since June 29 at Colorado.

Ford extended the Yankees' lead to 3-1 in the sixth, homering into the right field pavilion on the first pitch from Kershaw. New York has homered in eight straight games.

''I grew up watching Kershaw pitch,'' Ford said, ''and on my first at-bat I was just trying to take a deep breath and see the ball.''

Ford's RBI double to deep left field made it 4-1 in the eighth. He went 2 for 3 after entering as a pinch-hitter in the third after shortstop Didi Gregorius got hit by a pitch from Kershaw in the first and later left the game.

''This shows that our team is resilient to come in here and win two of three after losing three to Oakland,'' Ford said.

Judge, who wears No. 99, launched his 99th career homer in the third, snapping a 1-all tie.

''He loved the big stage,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, ''and you can't keep greatness down for long.''

Judge nearly reached the century mark with a runner on in the eighth. Judge sent a deep fly to center field that A.J. Pollock snagged with the sun in his eyes and his back hitting the wall.

''It felt like a playoff series even before the game,'' Judge said. ''The fans were rough and emotions were running high.''

The Dodgers tied it with Joc Pederson's solo shot, his career-high-tying 26th, on German's first pitch leading off the bottom of the first.

LeMahieu homered to start the game, sending a 1-1 pitch into center field where smoke billowed from a brushfire located 8 miles away. It was the seventh time Kershaw has given up a homer in the first this season.

In the third, Brett Gardner robbed Corey Seager of a potential three-run homer that would have put the Dodgers ahead. Instead, the Yankees center fielder made a grab at the wall to end the inning.

The series ended quietly after plenty of drama in the first two games.

The Yankees hit five homers - including a grand slam by Gregorius - to win the opener 10-2 behind James Paxton on Friday.

The Dodgers rebounded with a 2-1 victory against CC Sabathia on Saturday after closer Kenley Jansen escaped a bases-loaded jam with consecutive strikeouts to end the game.

''People have been saying that our bullpen is our strength,'' German said through a translator, ''but our starters know that they have to bear down and focus. We did an amazing job in this series.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Gregorius had X-rays that showed a deep bruise of his right shoulder. He's day to day. ... LHP Jordan Montgomery, recovering from Tommy John surgery on June 7 last year, began his minor league rehab assignment with two perfect innings and two strikeouts for Class A Tampa. ... 1B-DH Edwin Encarnicion (broken right wrist) took the day off after playing soft toss, running and hitting off a tee a day earlier. ... Luke Voit (sports hernia) went 3 for 5 with an RBI and played first base in his third rehab game at Triple-A.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP J.A. Happ (10-8, 5.58 ERA) opens the series in Seattle on Monday night. He's allowed at least five earned runs in each of his last three road starts.

Dodgers: RHP Dustin May (1-2, 2.46) starts Monday's series opener in San Diego, where he made his major league debut three weeks ago. He allowed four runs (three earned) and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 5-2 loss.

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  • W: D. German (17-3)L: C. Kershaw (13-3)
  • HR: NYY - D. LeMahieu (22), A. Judge (16), M. Ford (6), LAD - J. Pederson (26)
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A. Chapman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Torres 2B-SS30000121.287.352.548.9000.0
G. Sanchez C40000023.233.306.519.825-1.0
B. Gardner CF41100020.253.331.475.8061.0
G. Urshela 3B40110020.332.372.560.9331.0
M. Tauchman LF40100011.294.372.535.9072.5
D. German P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
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T. Kahnle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Wade PH-2B20000000.208.311.264.5760.0
  • a-popped out for Gregorius in the 3rd
  • b-lined out for Kahnle in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF31111020.231.325.484.8095.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Kolarek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Muncy 2B30100121.257.373.532.9052.0
J. Turner 3B40100001.291.373.502.8761.0
C. Bellinger RF30000112.312.409.6541.0620.5
C. Seager SS30000114.270.344.460.8040.5
C. Taylor CF-LF40100013.267.338.470.8071.5
M. Beaty 1B30000001.290.337.508.8450.0
a- E. Hernandez PH10000011.242.311.433.744-0.5
A. Barnes C30100010.198.288.333.6211.5
b- W. Smith PH10000011.302.378.7601.139-0.5
C. Kershaw P20000011.098.119.122.241-0.5
c- A. Pollock PH-CF10000010.264.332.452.784-0.5
  • a-struck out for Beaty in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Barnes in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Kershaw in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Ford (3)
  • HR - D. LeMahieu (22), A. Judge (16), M. Ford (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (87), A. Judge (38), M. Ford 2 (11), G. Urshela (67)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (12), M. Ford (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu, G. Sanchez 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Muncy (19), C. Taylor (22), A. Barnes (11)
  • HR - J. Pederson (26)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (57)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Seager 2 (2), C. Taylor 2 (2), M. Beaty, W. Smith, C. Kershaw
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Tauchman (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Pederson
FIELDING
  • DP - (Sanchez-Torres)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Muncy-Seager-Beaty)
  • E - A. Barnes (6), A. Kolarek
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. German (W, 17-3)6.05112514.031.1422.5
A. Ottavino (H, 26)0.20000201.611.271.0
T. Kahnle (H, 24)0.10000102.790.970.5
Z. Britton (H, 28)1.00000102.181.213.5
A. Chapman1.00001302.311.143.5
PITCHERSIP
D. German (W, 17-3)6.0
A. Ottavino (H, 26)0.2
T. Kahnle (H, 24)0.1
Z. Britton (H, 28)1.0
A. Chapman1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 13-3)7.043301232.761.0018.0
P. Baez1.02111003.450.99-1.0
A. Kolarek1.02100003.541.241.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 13-3)7.0
P. Baez1.0
A. Kolarek1.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. German (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 85-53, A. Ottavino 8-6, T. Kahnle 3-3, Z. Britton 5-5, A. Chapman 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 3-9, Z. Britton 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. German 25, A. Ottavino 2, T. Kahnle, Z. Britton 3, A. Chapman 4
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw (6)
  • HBP - C. Kershaw (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 91-68, P. Baez 23-13, A. Kolarek 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 4-5, A. Kolarek 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 26, P. Baez 6, A. Kolarek 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 1B-2B-1B42211001.331.378.531.9098.0
A. Judge RF41111011.270.384.489.8735.5
D. Gregorius SS00000000.263.293.479.7721.0
a- M. Ford PH-1B31221000.215.318.441.7599.0
Z. Britton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Chapman P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
G. Torres 2B-SS30000121.287.352.548.9000.0
G. Sanchez C40000023.233.306.519.825-1.0
B. Gardner CF41100020.253.331.475.8061.0
G. Urshela 3B40110020.332.372.560.9331.0
M. Tauchman LF40100011.294.372.535.9072.5
D. German P20000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kahnle P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- T. Wade PH-2B20000000.208.311.264.5760.0
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  • a-popped out for Gregorius in the 3rd
  • b-lined out for Kahnle in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF31111020.231.325.484.8095.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
A. Kolarek P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
M. Muncy 2B30100121.257.373.532.9052.0
J. Turner 3B40100001.291.373.502.8761.0
C. Bellinger RF30000112.312.409.6541.0620.5
C. Seager SS30000114.270.344.460.8040.5
C. Taylor CF-LF40100013.267.338.470.8071.5
M. Beaty 1B30000001.290.337.508.8450.0
a- E. Hernandez PH10000011.242.311.433.744-0.5
A. Barnes C30100010.198.288.333.6211.5
b- W. Smith PH10000011.302.378.7601.139-0.5
C. Kershaw P20000011.098.119.122.241-0.5
c- A. Pollock PH-CF10000010.264.332.452.784-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Beaty in the 9th
  • b-struck out for Barnes in the 9th
  • c-struck out for Kershaw in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Ford (3)
  • HR - D. LeMahieu (22), A. Judge (16), M. Ford (6)
  • RBI - D. LeMahieu (87), A. Judge (38), M. Ford 2 (11), G. Urshela (67)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Judge (12), M. Ford (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. LeMahieu, G. Sanchez 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Muncy (19), C. Taylor (22), A. Barnes (11)
  • HR - J. Pederson (26)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (57)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Seager 2 (2), C. Taylor 2 (2), M. Beaty, W. Smith, C. Kershaw
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Tauchman (6)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Pederson
FIELDING
  • DP - (Sanchez-Torres)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Muncy-Seager-Beaty)
  • E - A. Barnes (6), A. Kolarek
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. German (W, 17-3)6.05112514.031.1422.5
A. Ottavino (H, 26)0.20000201.611.271.0
T. Kahnle (H, 24)0.10000102.790.970.5
Z. Britton (H, 28)1.00000102.181.213.5
A. Chapman1.00001302.311.143.5
Total9.05113121---
PITCHERSIP
D. German (W, 17-3)6.0
A. Ottavino (H, 26)0.2
T. Kahnle (H, 24)0.1
Z. Britton (H, 28)1.0
A. Chapman1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (L, 13-3)7.043301232.761.0018.0
P. Baez1.02111003.450.99-1.0
A. Kolarek1.02100003.541.241.0
Total9.08541123---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (L, 13-3)7.0
P. Baez1.0
A. Kolarek1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. German (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 85-53, A. Ottavino 8-6, T. Kahnle 3-3, Z. Britton 5-5, A. Chapman 20-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 3-9, Z. Britton 2-0
  • Batters Faced - D. German 25, A. Ottavino 2, T. Kahnle, Z. Britton 3, A. Chapman 4
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw (6)
  • HBP - C. Kershaw (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 91-68, P. Baez 23-13, A. Kolarek 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 4-5, A. Kolarek 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 26, P. Baez 6, A. Kolarek 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Urshela singled to shallow right, Gardner scored51
  • 8TH INNING
    Ford doubled to deep left, LeMahieu scored41
  • 6TH INNING
    Ford homered to right center31
  • 3RD INNING
    Judge homered to center21
  • 1ST INNING
    Pederson homered to right11
    LeMahieu homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Adam Kolarek relieved Pedro Baez
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Gardner singled to right
    • G. Urshela: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner to third on pitcher Kolarek throwing error, Ball, Foul, Urshela singled to shallow right, Gardner scored
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Urshela out at second
    • T. Wade: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Wade grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Aroldis Chapman relieved Zack Britton
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • Enrique Hernandez hit for Matt Beaty
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Will Smith hit for Austin Barnes
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • Tyler Wade hit for Tommy Kahnle
    • T. Wade: Foul, Wade lined out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, LeMahieu singled to center
    • A. Judge: Judge flied out to deep center
    • M. Ford: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ford doubled to deep left, LeMahieu scored
    • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Torres walked
    • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez fouled out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Zack Britton pitching
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • J. Turner: Turner grounded out to second
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Gardner grounded out to second
    • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Foul, Tauchman lined out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino relieved Domingo German
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • A.J. Pollock hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • Tommy Kahnle relieved Adam Ottavino
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
    • M. Ford: Ford homered to right center
    • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
    • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • C. Seager: Seager flied out to left
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Taylor doubled to deep left
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Beaty flied out to right
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
    • M. Tauchman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman singled to left center
    • D. German: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, German struck out looking
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Tauchman stole second, Tauchman to third on catcher Barnes throwing error, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson hit by pitch
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging, Pederson caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
    • J. Turner: Turner grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • G. Torres: Torres grounded out to third
    • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
    • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor lined out to right
    • M. Beaty: Beaty flied out to left
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Barnes doubled to deep right center
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kershaw grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • D. German: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, German struck out looking
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu lined out to center
    • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Judge homered to center
    • Mike Ford hit for Didi Gregorius
    • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ford popped out to third
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner singled to left, Muncy to second
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger grounded out to second, Muncy to third, Turner to second
    • C. Seager: Seager flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
    • G. Urshela: Foul, Foul, Urshela grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Tauchman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Tauchman struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Beaty lined out to left
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Foul, Barnes flied out to right
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kershaw struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu homered to center
    • A. Judge: Judge flied out to center
    • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Gregorius hit by pitch
    • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
    • G. Sanchez: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gregorius to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Sanchez flied out to center
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. German Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Pederson homered to right
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy doubled to deep right
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner popped out to catcher
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taylor lined out to left
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)