Kershaw fans season-high 10, Dodgers beat Rockies 4-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw was irritated before even throwing his first pitch. That's because Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson left the bullpen late, and Kershaw, already on the mound, had to wait for him.

Kershaw said that didn't cause his rocky first inning, but he got out of a bases-loaded jam by allowing just one run and was his trusty Cy Young self afterward. He struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

''That was one of the more disrespectful things I've been a part of in a game,'' Kershaw said. ''Really didn't appreciate that. The game starts at 7:10. It's started at 7:10 here for a long time. Go around or finish earlier but that wasn't appreciated, for sure. I'm not going to say any more or I'll get in trouble.''

According to Kershaw, his troubles in the first inning weren't a product of that.

''I threw a few extra pitches in the bullpen before the game,'' Anderson said. ''I didn't mean any disrespect by it. I was surprised the umpire didn't let him pitch.''

Kershaw (3-1) allowed two runs on five hits. He walked just one and was done after 97 pitches. It was the 52nd time in his career that Kershaw has struck out 10 or more, and the Dodgers are 41-11 in those games.

Kershaw struggled at the outset, walking the first batter he faced and giving up consecutive singles to load the bases. He struck out Carlos Gonzalez, but Marc Reynolds' sacrifice fly scored one run. Kershaw struck out Gerardo Parra to end the inning and retired the next 12 consecutive batters.

''I don't think it affected him. Actually, it kind of started a fire,'' Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said of Anderson's late trot out from the bullpen. ''That's probably the best way to describe it. Him actually doing that was probably a bad thing for them. It's a learning process. He's young. Hasn't even had a year in the big leagues yet. He'll learn from that and get it right.''

Kenley Jansen's fourth save of the season - his second four-out save of the homestand - was by design.

''We talked about it before the game,'' manager Dave Roberts said. ''It was a game we really wanted to win with Clayton on the mound. Kenley, with his usage recently, talking him before the game, to get four outs seemed that was the way we were going to go.''

The Dodgers have an off day Thursday.

Kershaw avenged an early season loss at Coors Field. The left-hander gave up three home runs in six innings on April 8.

Left-hander Anderson (1-3) went five innings, allowing four runs - two earned - while striking out five and walking one.

The Dodgers used a three-run fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Corey Seager drove in his 100th career run in that inning.

Gonzalez left the game with a bruised right hand while swinging at Kershaw's pitch in the fourth inning. Preliminary X-rays were negative. He was wearing a wrap on his pinkie finger.

''It hit me. They called it a swing but it was miscall by the umpire,'' Gonzalez said. ''It's just a bruise. �It's nothing bad. I expect to be out there on Friday helping my team.'' �

Scott Van Slyke hit his first home run of the season, a solo home run to left-center field in the second inning. Kike Hernandez had a double and a triple with an RBI and run scored.

SEAGER JOINING GOOD COMPANY

With his 100th career RBI on Wednesday, Seager became just the sixth National League player since 1920 to have at least 200 hits, 100 runs, 100 RBIs, 50 doubles and 30 home runs in his first 200 career games. Albert Pujols and David Wright are among those on that list.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Rockies: Ian Desmond (fracture, left hand) is hitting off a tee and is nearing a return.

Dodgers: Logan Forsythe was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hairline fracture of the toe on his right foot. He's likely to be out two weeks ... Rob Segedin was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right toe strain ... Justin Turner, who was hit by a pitch on the left hand a day earlier, was available to pinch hit and play defense and run but was not in the starting lineup.

UP NEXT:

Rockies RHP Tyler Chatwood (1-2, 3.54 ERA) starts against the Giants, his fourth start of the season. He threw his first shutout April 15 at San Francisco and retired the first 17 batters he faced in the Rockies' 5-0 win.

Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (1-0, 1.00 ERA) is filling in for Rich Hill in the rotation again at Arizona. He threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in his last appearance April 15 against Arizona. Wood had a fine start against the Cubs, allowing just one run and worked his way out of jams with five walks.

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  • W: C. Kershaw (3-1)L: T. Anderson (1-3)S: K. Jansen (4)
  • HR: LAD - S. Van Slyke (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF31100111.238.294.444.7392.5
D. LeMahieu 2B41200001.281.359.404.7634.0
N. Arenado 3B30100101.356.424.7631.1874.0
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M. Reynolds 1B30010023.291.344.564.9080.0
G. Parra LF40000013.300.333.400.733-0.5
T. Story SS40100030.135.262.327.5890.5
D. Garneau C40000021.138.219.310.529-1.0
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b- C. Adames PH10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
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C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-grounded out for C. Gonzalez in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Lyles in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Hernandez 3B41210010.250.333.625.9586.5
C. Seager SS40110001.279.348.459.8072.0
Y. Puig RF40000002.273.373.545.9190.0
A. Gonzalez 1B30110111.269.367.308.6742.5
Y. Grandal C30000102.244.367.415.7821.0
S. Van Slyke LF31111012.150.320.350.6705.5
a- A. Toles LF10000001.237.275.474.7490.0
B. Eibner CF20000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- J. Pederson CF20000011.205.319.308.627-0.5
C. Taylor 2B31200000.667.6671.3332.0005.0
C. Kershaw P21000011.222.300.222.5220.5
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Jansen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-lined out for Van Slyke in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Eibner in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (2), T. Story (4)
  • SF - M. Reynolds
  • RBI - S. Cardullo (3), M. Reynolds (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hernandez (4), C. Taylor 2 (2)
  • 3B - E. Hernandez
  • HR - S. Van Slyke
  • SH - C. Kershaw (2)
  • RBI - E. Hernandez (4), C. Seager (11), A. Gonzalez (5), S. Van Slyke (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Van Slyke (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - N. Arenado
FIELDING
  • E - T. Anderson
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 1-3)5.06421517.321.403.5
J. Lyles1.01000207.111.003.0
J. McGee1.10001005.400.752.0
C. Estevez0.20000004.500.000.0
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 1-3)5.0
J. Lyles1.0
J. McGee1.1
C. Estevez0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 3-1)7.052211002.540.8628.0
L. Avilan0.01000000.000.00-1.0
S. Romo (H, 2)0.20001003.601.50-1.0
K. Jansen (S, 4)1.10000203.000.0011.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 3-1)7.0
L. Avilan0.0
S. Romo (H, 2)0.2
K. Jansen (S, 4)1.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 82-53, J. Lyles 16-10, J. McGee 20-8, C. Estevez 6-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-4, J. Lyles 1-0, J. McGee 1-3, C. Estevez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 23, J. Lyles 4, J. McGee 5, C. Estevez 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 97-70, L. Avilan 2-1, S. Romo 14-7, K. Jansen 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 6-5, S. Romo 1-1, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 27, L. Avilan, S. Romo 3, K. Jansen 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF31100111.238.294.444.7392.5
D. LeMahieu 2B41200001.281.359.404.7634.0
N. Arenado 3B30100101.356.424.7631.1874.0
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M. Reynolds 1B30010023.291.344.564.9080.0
G. Parra LF40000013.300.333.400.733-0.5
T. Story SS40100030.135.262.327.5890.5
D. Garneau C40000021.138.219.310.529-1.0
T. Anderson P20000011.167.167.167.333-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for C. Gonzalez in the 4th
  • b-struck out for Lyles in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Hernandez 3B41210010.250.333.625.9586.5
C. Seager SS40110001.279.348.459.8072.0
Y. Puig RF40000002.273.373.545.9190.0
A. Gonzalez 1B30110111.269.367.308.6742.5
Y. Grandal C30000102.244.367.415.7821.0
S. Van Slyke LF31111012.150.320.350.6705.5
a- A. Toles LF10000001.237.275.474.7490.0
B. Eibner CF20000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
b- J. Pederson CF20000011.205.319.308.627-0.5
C. Taylor 2B31200000.667.6671.3332.0005.0
C. Kershaw P21000011.222.300.222.5220.5
L. Avilan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Jansen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-lined out for Van Slyke in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Eibner in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (2), T. Story (4)
  • SF - M. Reynolds
  • RBI - S. Cardullo (3), M. Reynolds (12)
BATTING
  • 2B - E. Hernandez (4), C. Taylor 2 (2)
  • 3B - E. Hernandez
  • HR - S. Van Slyke
  • SH - C. Kershaw (2)
  • RBI - E. Hernandez (4), C. Seager (11), A. Gonzalez (5), S. Van Slyke (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Van Slyke (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - N. Arenado
FIELDING
  • E - T. Anderson
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Anderson (L, 1-3)5.06421517.321.403.5
J. Lyles1.01000207.111.003.0
J. McGee1.10001005.400.752.0
C. Estevez0.20000004.500.000.0
Total8.0742271---
PITCHERSIP
T. Anderson (L, 1-3)5.0
J. Lyles1.0
J. McGee1.1
C. Estevez0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 3-1)7.052211002.540.8628.0
L. Avilan0.01000000.000.00-1.0
S. Romo (H, 2)0.20001003.601.50-1.0
K. Jansen (S, 4)1.10000203.000.0011.0
Total9.06222120---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 3-1)7.0
L. Avilan0.0
S. Romo (H, 2)0.2
K. Jansen (S, 4)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Anderson 82-53, J. Lyles 16-10, J. McGee 20-8, C. Estevez 6-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Anderson 7-4, J. Lyles 1-0, J. McGee 1-3, C. Estevez 1-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Anderson 23, J. Lyles 4, J. McGee 5, C. Estevez 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 97-70, L. Avilan 2-1, S. Romo 14-7, K. Jansen 16-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 6-5, S. Romo 1-1, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 27, L. Avilan, S. Romo 3, K. Jansen 4
  • 6TH INNING
    Cardullo singled to shallow right, LeMahieu scored24
  • 5TH INNING
    Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez scored, Seager out at second24
    Seager singled to shallow right, Kershaw scored, Hernandez to third13
    Hernandez doubled to left, Taylor scored, Kershaw to third12
  • 2ND INNING
    Van Slyke homered to center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Reynolds hit sacrifice fly to right, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third, Arenado to second10
  • 9TH INNING
    • K. Jansen Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • L. Avilan Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to left center
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
    • S. Cardullo: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Cardullo flied out to right, Blackmon to third
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Arenado stole second, Strike swinging, Reynolds flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grandal lined out to shortstop
    • A. Toles: Ball, Toles lined out to right
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pederson grounded out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • T. Story: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • D. Garneau: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Garneau struck out swinging
    • C. Adames: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez lined out to right
    • C. Seager: Ball, Seager flied out to left
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Puig grounded out to first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu doubled to deep right center
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to deep right, LeMahieu to third
    • S. Cardullo: Strike looking, Cardullo singled to shallow right, LeMahieu scored
    • M. Reynolds: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Parra grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Lyles Pitching:
    • S. Van Slyke: Van Slyke grounded out to second
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor doubled to shallow left
    • C. Kershaw: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kershaw struck out looking
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story doubled to deep center
    • D. Garneau: Garneau lined out to left
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Anderson popped out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Taylor doubled to left
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Foul, Ball, Kershaw safe at first on Anderson fielding error, Taylor to third
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez doubled to left, Taylor scored, Kershaw to third
    • C. Seager: Seager singled to shallow right, Kershaw scored, Hernandez to third
    • Y. Puig: Puig flied out to left
    • A. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez scored, Seager out at second
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Grandal grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging
    • S. Cardullo: Cardullo grounded out to third
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Puig popped out to first
    • A. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to shallow center
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked, Gonzalez to second
    • S. Van Slyke: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Van Slyke struck out swinging
    • B. Eibner: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Eibner struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to catcher
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado lined out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Taylor flied out to left
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Kershaw grounded out to third
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez tripled to center
    • C. Seager: Seager grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • D. Garneau: Foul, Ball, Garneau grounded out to third
    • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Grandal grounded out to second
    • S. Van Slyke: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Van Slyke homered to center
    • B. Eibner: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Eibner struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to left, Blackmon to second
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado singled to right, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu to second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Reynolds hit sacrifice fly to right, Blackmon scored, LeMahieu to third, Arenado to second
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Parra struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Anderson Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Seager grounded out to shortstop
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Puig flied out to deep left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)