Kershaw strikes out 10, shuts down Marlins in 9-1 win

MIAMI (AP) An additional day of rest helped Clayton Kershaw to one of his most dominant outings of the season.

Kershaw struck out the first seven batters he faced and matched a season high with 10 strikeouts in seven shutout innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Wednesday night.

''Sometimes you get in that groove early,'' Kershaw said. ''I really don't care how we get the outs as long as I'm efficient with it. Tonight I was able to get ahead and did a decent job with fastball command.''

Originally scheduled to start the series opener Tuesday, Kershaw (12-2) allowed two hits and retired the first 14 Miami batters before Harold Ramirez's two-out single to right in the fifth. The three-time Cy Young Award winner left after 90 pitches.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts again dealt with the familiar dilemma of removing Kershaw from a game when he is still shutting down the opposition.

''Obviously Clayton doesn't want to come out of any game, especially when you feel as good as he did tonight,'' Roberts said. ''He wasn't stressed at all. Tonight was as good as I've seen with all his pitches, mainly his fastball.''

Kershaw earned his 165th win, tying Dodgers Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax.

''Any time you're mentioned with Sandy it's special,'' Kershaw said.

Rookie Edwin Rios hit his first two major league homers. Justin Turner went 3 for 5 with a home run and Corey Seager homered and had three RBIs for the Dodgers, who have outscored Miami 34-2 in the last three games.

''I was just looking for my pitch,'' Rios said. ''I was able to put good swings. Happy to see them go.''

The Marlins didn't put a ball in play until Lewis Brinson grounded out with one out in the third inning.

''The games with L.A. in particular, I think they're good because they kind of let you know where you're at,'' Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. ''They're probably one of three teams, maybe four, that legitimately if they don't win the World Series, they're going to look at it like it's been a bad year.''

Rios' second blast off Marlins starter Elieser Hernandez (2-5), a two-run shot that landed on the upper deck seats in right field, gave the Dodgers a 6-0 lead.

Max Muncy's two-run double in the eighth increased Los Angeles' advantage to 9-0.

The Dodgers wasted little time following up their six-homer performance Tuesday with home runs from Turner and Seager in the first.

Turner put Los Angeles ahead 1-0 with his shot over the wall in center. Seager hit a two-run blast that Cody Bellinger, who had reached on a bunt single as he took advantage of a Miami shift that left the third base area vacant.

Rios hit his first career homer in the fourth, a solo blast that gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead.

Hernandez was lifted after six innings. The right-hander allowed six runs, eight hits, struck out seven and walked one.

Miami's Curtis Granderson hit a pinch-hit homer off Yimi Garcia in the ninth.

TOO SOON TO THINK OF PERFECTION

Despite overpowering the Marlins through the first four innings, Kershaw considered it premature for any no-hit, perfect game visuals.

''It's still a little early to think about anything there,'' Kershaw said. ''It's good to kind of get that rhythm of three up and three down and get your guys back in the dugout, especially the way they've been swinging the bats. I didn't think anything special tonight.''

RIOS' HAPPY HOMECOMING

Rios had three standout collegiate seasons at Florida International University in Southwest Miami before the Dodgers selected him in the 2015 draft. The 24-year-old Rios appreciated the support from friends and FIU followers Wednesday.

''Just felt great being back at the 305, where I went to school,'' Rios said. ''It was awesome just hearing the fans yell FIU, when I was on deck.''

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Dodgers: IF-OF Kike Hernandez (hand) is expected to play in some rehab games over the weekend, manager Dave Roberts said.

UP NEXT:

Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (10-2, 3.08) had a strong start last time he faced Miami. Buehler shut out the Marlins through seven innings, allowed five hits and struck out 11 on July 21.

Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (7-6, 3.71) will start the series finale Thursday.

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  • W: C. Kershaw (12-2)L: E. Hernandez (2-5)
  • HR: LAD - J. Turner (21), C. Seager (11), E. Rios 2 (2), MIA - C. Granderson (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Pederson RF40000132.236.330.490.820-0.5
M. Muncy 2B40120020.258.368.514.8814.0
J. Turner 3B51311013.292.375.506.8817.5
Y. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Bellinger CF52200004.317.414.6601.0744.0
C. Seager SS51231001.267.342.449.7919.0
M. Beaty LF21000100.293.329.506.8362.0
a- K. Garlick PH-LF20000011.238.289.452.741-0.5
E. Rios 1B43332110.346.485.7311.21615.5
R. Martin C40000012.220.343.317.661-0.5
C. Kershaw P20100000.108.108.135.2432.0
b- K. Negron PH-3B01000100.276.323.379.7022.0
  • a-struck out for Beaty in the 7th
  • b-walked for Kershaw in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Berti SS30000111.287.361.426.7870.5
I. Diaz 2B40000021.171.237.286.523-1.0
B. Anderson RF40000021.251.332.462.794-1.0
G. Cooper 1B40100021.283.352.437.7890.0
S. Castro 3B30000011.258.284.379.663-0.5
H. Ramirez LF30100020.262.298.392.6900.0
J. Alfaro C30000021.252.289.393.682-1.0
L. Brinson CF30000000.191.239.236.4760.0
E. Hernandez P10000010.077.143.077.220-0.5
a- M. Prado PH10000001.250.272.307.5800.0
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Stanek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Granderson PH11111000.188.277.380.6576.0
  • a-fouled out for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-homered for Stanek in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Muncy (18), C. Kershaw
  • HR - J. Turner (21), C. Seager (11), E. Rios 2 (2)
  • SH - C. Kershaw (12)
  • RBI - M. Muncy 2 (79), J. Turner (56), C. Seager 3 (52), E. Rios 3 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner (23), C. Seager 3 (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 2 (2), C. Bellinger 3 (3), C. Seager, K. Garlick
BATTING
  • HR - C. Granderson (11)
  • RBI - C. Granderson (32)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Cooper, S. Castro, J. Alfaro
FIELDING
  • DP - (Muncy-Rios)
  • E - C. Seager (14)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Anderson (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 12-2)7.020001002.631.0034.0
Y. Garcia2.01111313.880.884.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 12-2)7.0
Y. Garcia2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez (L, 2-5)6.08661745.401.291.5
A. Conley1.03110106.611.64-0.5
T. Kinley1.01223004.451.70-3.0
R. Stanek1.00000103.701.203.5
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez (L, 2-5)6.0
A. Conley1.0
T. Kinley1.0
R. Stanek1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 90-66, Y. Garcia 30-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 6-5, Y. Garcia 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 23, Y. Garcia 8
PITCHING
  • HBP - E. Hernandez (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 92-62, A. Conley 14-12, T. Kinley 35-19, R. Stanek 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 3-8, A. Conley 1-0, T. Kinley 2-1, R. Stanek 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 28, A. Conley 5, T. Kinley 7, R. Stanek 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Pederson RF40000132.236.330.490.820-0.5
M. Muncy 2B40120020.258.368.514.8814.0
J. Turner 3B51311013.292.375.506.8817.5
Y. Garcia P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Bellinger CF52200004.317.414.6601.0744.0
C. Seager SS51231001.267.342.449.7919.0
M. Beaty LF21000100.293.329.506.8362.0
a- K. Garlick PH-LF20000011.238.289.452.741-0.5
E. Rios 1B43332110.346.485.7311.21615.5
R. Martin C40000012.220.343.317.661-0.5
C. Kershaw P20100000.108.108.135.2432.0
b- K. Negron PH-3B01000100.276.323.379.7022.0
Total37912944913-----
  • a-struck out for Beaty in the 7th
  • b-walked for Kershaw in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Berti SS30000111.287.361.426.7870.5
I. Diaz 2B40000021.171.237.286.523-1.0
B. Anderson RF40000021.251.332.462.794-1.0
G. Cooper 1B40100021.283.352.437.7890.0
S. Castro 3B30000011.258.284.379.663-0.5
H. Ramirez LF30100020.262.298.392.6900.0
J. Alfaro C30000021.252.289.393.682-1.0
L. Brinson CF30000000.191.239.236.4760.0
E. Hernandez P10000010.077.143.077.220-0.5
a- M. Prado PH10000001.250.272.307.5800.0
A. Conley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Kinley P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Stanek P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Granderson PH11111000.188.277.380.6576.0
Total3013111137-----
  • a-fouled out for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-homered for Stanek in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Muncy (18), C. Kershaw
  • HR - J. Turner (21), C. Seager (11), E. Rios 2 (2)
  • SH - C. Kershaw (12)
  • RBI - M. Muncy 2 (79), J. Turner (56), C. Seager 3 (52), E. Rios 3 (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner (23), C. Seager 3 (20)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 2 (2), C. Bellinger 3 (3), C. Seager, K. Garlick
BATTING
  • HR - C. Granderson (11)
  • RBI - C. Granderson (32)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Cooper, S. Castro, J. Alfaro
FIELDING
  • DP - (Muncy-Rios)
  • E - C. Seager (14)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - B. Anderson (7)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 12-2)7.020001002.631.0034.0
Y. Garcia2.01111313.880.884.5
Total9.03111131---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 12-2)7.0
Y. Garcia2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
E. Hernandez (L, 2-5)6.08661745.401.291.5
A. Conley1.03110106.611.64-0.5
T. Kinley1.01223004.451.70-3.0
R. Stanek1.00000103.701.203.5
Total9.01299494---
PITCHERSIP
E. Hernandez (L, 2-5)6.0
A. Conley1.0
T. Kinley1.0
R. Stanek1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 90-66, Y. Garcia 30-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 6-5, Y. Garcia 1-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 23, Y. Garcia 8
PITCHING
  • HBP - E. Hernandez (6)
  • Pitches-Strikes - E. Hernandez 92-62, A. Conley 14-12, T. Kinley 35-19, R. Stanek 13-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Hernandez 3-8, A. Conley 1-0, T. Kinley 2-1, R. Stanek 1-1
  • Batters Faced - E. Hernandez 28, A. Conley 5, T. Kinley 7, R. Stanek 3
  • 9TH INNING
    Granderson homered to right91
  • 8TH INNING
    Muncy doubled to right, Rios and Negron scored, Pederson to third90
  • 7TH INNING
    Seager singled to left, Bellinger scored70
  • 6TH INNING
    Rios homered to right, Beaty scored60
  • 4TH INNING
    Rios homered to center40
  • 1ST INNING
    Seager homered to center, Bellinger scored30
    Turner homered to center10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Ryne Stanek relieved Tyler Kinley
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Seager grounded out to pitcher
    • K. Garlick: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garlick flied out to deep right
    • E. Rios: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rios struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Curtis Granderson hit for Ryne Stanek
    • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Granderson homered to right
    • J. Berti: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Berti walked
    • I. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Diaz popped out to catcher
    • Br. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cooper struck out looking
    • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tyler Kinley relieved Adam Conley
    • E. Rios: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rios walked
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin flied out to left
    • Kristopher Negron hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • K. Negron: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Negron walked, Rios to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pederson walked, Rios to third, Negron to second
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Ball, Muncy doubled to right, Rios and Negron scored, Pederson to third
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Turner grounded out to third
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Yimi Garcia pitching
    • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
    • J. Alfaro: Alfaro lined out to third
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Brinson grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Muncy grounded out to second
    • J. Turner: Turner singled to center
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bellinger singled to right, Turner out at third, Bellinger to second
    • C. Seager: Foul, Seager singled to left, Bellinger scored
    • Kyle Garlick hit for Matt Beaty
    • K. Garlick: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garlick struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • I. Diaz: Strike swinging, Ball, Diaz flied out to deep center
    • Br. Anderson: Strike swinging, Anderson flied out to deep center
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Foul, Cooper reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • St. Castro: Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to center
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beaty walked
    • E. Rios: Rios homered to right, Beaty scored
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin flied out to center
    • C. Kershaw: Foul, Ball, Kershaw doubled to deep right center
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pederson fouled out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Brinson safe at first on shortstop Seager fielding error
    • Martin Prado hit for Elieser Hernandez
    • M. Prado: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Prado fouled out to first
    • J. Berti: Berti grounded into double play second to first, Brinson out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Muncy hit by pitch
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Bellinger flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Strike looking, Cooper flied out to right
    • St. Castro: Foul, Foul, Castro lined out to third
    • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez singled to right
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Beaty fouled out to catcher
    • E. Rios: Ball, Rios homered to center
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kershaw grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Berti: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Berti grounded out to shortstop
    • I. Diaz: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to first
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner singled to right
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger flied out to shallow left
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Seager grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Alfaro: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alfaro struck out swinging
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • E. Rios: Ball, Foul, Rios singled to left
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Martin lined out to center
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Kershaw hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Rios to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • G. Cooper: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cooper struck out swinging
    • St. Castro: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
    • H. Ramirez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez struck out looking
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • E. Hernandez Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner homered to center
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger reached on bunt single to third
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Seager homered to center, Bellinger scored
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Beaty popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Berti: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Berti struck out swinging
    • I. Diaz: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
    • Br. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)