Kershaw, Pederson lead Dodgers to 9th consecutive win

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers are showing some interesting versatility during their nine-game winning streak. They can either power past a team or walk over them.

On Saturday night, the surging Dodgers hit a home run for the 16th consecutive game, while also walking 10 times on the way to a 4-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Clayton Kershaw (11-2) overcame a challenging first inning to hold the Rockies without a run for his six innings and Joc Pederson provided a solo home run as the Dodgers won for the 15th time in 16 games.

''It just seems like every night you find a different way to win,'' Kershaw said. ''Just the confidence you feel, like there's no way you're going to lose.''

The Dodgers are the first National League team to reach the 50-win mark (50-26).

Pederson's solo home run in the third was his sixth of the year. It's the first time the Dodgers have hit at least one home run in 16 consecutive games since 1960.

''We're playing really well and it's fun to be a part of,'' Pederson said. ''We're going to continue to stick to what got us here and keep it going.''

Kershaw gave up four home runs in his last start and got into immediate trouble Saturday. The Rockies loaded the bases with one out in the first, with Kershaw's pitch count approaching 30. But the left-hander struck out the next two Rockies and went on to retire 13 consecutive batters.

''Clayton has a way of finding another gear, another level and make pitches,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''And sometimes when you get a guy with his reputation on the mound, guys tend to squeeze their bats a little bit tighter.''

Kershaw allowed four hits and a walk, while striking out eight. The Dodgers have won his last 10 starts.

Tyler Chatwood (6-8) had control issues all night, walking a career-high eight in just 3 1/3 innings. Two walks came with the bases loaded in the third to force in runs, including one to Kershaw on four pitches.

''I felt like I beat myself tonight, and that's pretty frustrating to go home to,'' Chatwood said. ''I didn't really have a good feel for it today.''

WALK IN L.A.

The 10 walks came just two nights after nine Dodgers walked against the Mets. Roberts said the numerous walks and home runs are connected.

''We talk a little bit about scaring pitchers out of the strike zone,'' Roberts said. ''If you're a pitcher and you've got to be fine and perfect to get guys out, that's a tough way to go through a lineup.

''And we've been very stubborn in the strike zone, taking our walks, keeping the line moving. And when there's a pitch that we can handle and do damage with, we're slugging.''

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Rockies manager Bud Black thought Colorado missed a key opening when it loaded the bases against Kershaw in the first with one out but failed to score.

''You've got to capitalize on those,'' he said. ''At least get a run. That was a tough one. We had him 30-plus pitches. It looked as though we might be able to break through the first. That shows the caliber of talent he is to be able to get a strikeout with the bases loaded.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF Carlos Gonzalez missed his second consecutive start with a sore right shoulder. Black said Gonzalez might be available to pinch hit. ''He's getting better,'' Black said. ''This is not a disabled list situation, it really is day-to-day.''

Dodgers: An MRI showed SS Corey Seager had a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. Dodgers are hoping it is not a DL situation, but Roberts said they expect him to miss three to four starts. ''Then we'll have to make a (DL) decision,'' he said. ... Roberts said reliever Kenta Maeda will start Tuesday against the Angels, not because of any injury, but to simply push back the starts for an extra day's rest.

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (3-5, 5.75 ERA) is scheduled to make his first start since May 30 in the series finale Sunday. He has made one relief appearance since coming off the DL with left knee inflammation. In six career starts against the Dodgers, he is 2-3 with a 3.57 ERA.

Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 2.87 ERA) is scheduled to make his 13th start of the season. He has held opponents to a .226 batting average while putting up a 1.07 WHIP. He is 2-3 with a 4.57 ERA in eight career starts against the Rockies.

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  • W: C. Kershaw (11-2)L: T. Chatwood (6-8)
  • HR: LAD - J. Pederson (6)
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D. LeMahieu 2B40200002.303.363.384.7473.0
N. Arenado 3B40100001.293.343.557.9001.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000110.294.380.545.9250.5
I. Desmond LF40000033.265.295.383.677-1.5
T. Story SS40000033.224.309.414.724-1.5
R. Tapia RF30000010.294.345.373.718-0.5
T. Murphy C30000010.063.118.125.243-0.5
T. Chatwood P10000000.192.192.231.4230.0
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a- P. Valaika SS10000010.250.275.553.828-0.5
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Oberg in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Utley 1B50100015.230.333.388.7211.5
J. Pederson CF41111121.225.355.415.7706.0
J. Turner 3B21000301.388.470.5481.0184.0
C. Bellinger LF40000005.267.336.652.9890.0
Y. Grandal C41200011.272.322.464.7873.5
L. Forsythe 2B21000212.201.331.276.6072.5
Y. Puig RF20100201.248.330.459.7893.0
E. Hernandez SS30110112.232.313.490.8032.5
C. Kershaw P10010102.176.243.176.4202.0
a- F. Gutierrez PH10000010.232.317.339.657-0.5
B. Morrow P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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P. Baez P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-struck out for Kershaw in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Morrow in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Utley (8), Y. Grandal (16)
  • HR - J. Pederson (6)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (18), E. Hernandez (23), C. Kershaw (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Kershaw (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Rusin, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
  • E - R. Tapia (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 6-8)3.13448314.321.37-9.5
C. Rusin2.21002102.631.023.5
S. Oberg1.02000304.941.582.5
M. Dunn1.00000105.841.703.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 6-8)3.1
C. Rusin2.2
S. Oberg1.0
M. Dunn1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 11-2)6.04001802.470.9227.0
B. Morrow1.00000000.000.443.0
P. Baez1.01000101.381.162.5
S. Romo1.00000105.561.193.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 11-2)6.0
B. Morrow1.0
P. Baez1.0
S. Romo1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 88-41, C. Rusin 39-23, S. Oberg 24-16, M. Dunn 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 2-5, C. Rusin 5-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 21, C. Rusin 10, S. Oberg 5, M. Dunn 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 103-73, B. Morrow 7-6, P. Baez 12-11, S. Romo 16-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 2-8, B. Morrow 2-1, P. Baez 1-1, S. Romo 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 23, B. Morrow 3, P. Baez 4, S. Romo 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40100000.326.377.603.9791.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40200002.303.363.384.7473.0
N. Arenado 3B40100001.293.343.557.9001.0
M. Reynolds 1B30000110.294.380.545.9250.5
I. Desmond LF40000033.265.295.383.677-1.5
T. Story SS40000033.224.309.414.724-1.5
R. Tapia RF30000010.294.345.373.718-0.5
T. Murphy C30000010.063.118.125.243-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Oberg in the 8th
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C. Utley 1B50100015.230.333.388.7211.5
J. Pederson CF41111121.225.355.415.7706.0
J. Turner 3B21000301.388.470.5481.0184.0
C. Bellinger LF40000005.267.336.652.9890.0
Y. Grandal C41200011.272.322.464.7873.5
L. Forsythe 2B21000212.201.331.276.6072.5
Y. Puig RF20100201.248.330.459.7893.0
E. Hernandez SS30110112.232.313.490.8032.5
C. Kershaw P10010102.176.243.176.4202.0
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b- C. Taylor PH10000012.282.367.487.854-0.5
P. Baez P0000-000.000.500.000.000-
S. Romo P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-struck out for Kershaw in the 6th
  • b-struck out for Morrow in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - D. LeMahieu (14)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Utley (8), Y. Grandal (16)
  • HR - J. Pederson (6)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (18), E. Hernandez (23), C. Kershaw (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Kershaw (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - C. Rusin, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
  • E - R. Tapia (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Chatwood (L, 6-8)3.13448314.321.37-9.5
C. Rusin2.21002102.631.023.5
S. Oberg1.02000304.941.582.5
M. Dunn1.00000105.841.703.5
Total8.06441081---
PITCHERSIP
T. Chatwood (L, 6-8)3.1
C. Rusin2.2
S. Oberg1.0
M. Dunn1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 11-2)6.04001802.470.9227.0
B. Morrow1.00000000.000.443.0
P. Baez1.01000101.381.162.5
S. Romo1.00000105.561.193.5
Total9.05001100---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 11-2)6.0
B. Morrow1.0
P. Baez1.0
S. Romo1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 88-41, C. Rusin 39-23, S. Oberg 24-16, M. Dunn 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 2-5, C. Rusin 5-1
  • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 21, C. Rusin 10, S. Oberg 5, M. Dunn 3
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 103-73, B. Morrow 7-6, P. Baez 12-11, S. Romo 16-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 2-8, B. Morrow 2-1, P. Baez 1-1, S. Romo 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 23, B. Morrow 3, P. Baez 4, S. Romo 3
  • 3RD INNING
    Kershaw walked, Grandal scored, Puig to third, Hernandez to second04
    Grandal singled to right center, Turner scored, Grandal to second on left fielder Tapia fielding error03
    Pederson homered to center02
  • 2ND INNING
    Hernandez singled to left, Forsythe scored, Puig to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sergio Romo relieved Pedro Baez
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to third
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Desmond grounded out to third
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • Patrick Valaika hit for Scott Oberg
    • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valaika struck out swinging
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to shallow right
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Arenado flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • C. Utley: Utley flied out to left
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Brandon Morrow pitching
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Story grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Tapia: Tapia flied out to deep center
    • T. Murphy: Strike looking, Foul, Murphy grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Oberg relieved Chris Rusin
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal doubled to left center
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Forsythe struck out swinging
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig singled to left center, Grandal to third, Puig to second
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • Chris Taylor hit for Brandon Morrow
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Foul, Ball, Ball, Arenado flied out to right
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Reynolds fouled out to first
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Desmond struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Franklin Gutierrez hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • F. Gutierrez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gutierrez struck out looking
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Utley doubled to deep right
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pederson grounded out to second, Utley to third
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger popped out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Tapia grounded out to second
    • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • C. Rusin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Rusin singled to right center
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon singled to center, Rusin to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, LeMahieu lined out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Rusin Pitching:
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Puig grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Forsythe out at second
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pederson walked
    • J. Turner: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Turner fouled out to third
    • Chris Rusin relieved Tyler Chatwood
    • C. Bellinger: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Bellinger reached on fielder's choice to first, Pederson out at second
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Grandal grounded out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to third
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu lined out to right
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Arenado fouled out to right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Pederson homered to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger flied out to deep center
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal singled to right center, Turner scored, Grandal to second on left fielder Tapia fielding error
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe flied out to right
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Puig walked
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked, Grandal to third, Puig to second
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kershaw walked, Grandal scored, Puig to third, Hernandez to second
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Utley grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • R. Tapia: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tapia struck out swinging
    • T. Murphy: Strike swinging, Ball, Murphy fouled out to catcher
    • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Chatwood fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Grandal struck out looking
    • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Forsythe walked
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Puig walked, Forsythe to second
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez singled to left, Forsythe scored, Puig to second
    • C. Kershaw: Foul, Kershaw fouled out to third
    • C. Utley: Utley grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Blackmon lined out to right
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Foul, LeMahieu doubled to left center
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Arenado reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked, LeMahieu to third, Arenado to second
    • I. Desmond: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Utley struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Bellinger lined out to left
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)