Hernandez hits grand slam in Dodgers' 9-0 rout of Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) Even if his velocity isn't what it used to be, Clayton Kershaw's competitive zeal hasn't waned.

He combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout, Enrique Hernandez had a pinch-hit grand slam to highlight a six-run seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the rival San Francisco Giants 9-0 Tuesday night for their major league-leading 10th shutout of the season.

Kershaw (7-1) allowed three hits, struck out six and walked two. The left-handed ace improved to 23-11 in his career against the Giants and lowered his ERA against them to 1.68 in 337 1/3 innings.

''I got a little better as the game went on,'' Kershaw said. ''The first few innings I didn't land my curveball as well. It was a little bit of a grind.''

Still, Kershaw worked efficiently. Brandon Belt was hitless with a walk in three at-bats, Buster Posey was 0-for-4 with a strikeout and Evan Longoria went 1 for 3 with a walk.

Posey marveled at Kershaw's consistency throughout his career.

''Obviously, the velocity's down a little bit right now but he's still getting good movement on his pitches,'' Posey said. ''The guy's the ultimate competitor and I enjoy facing him because I know he's bringing his best every time out.''

Dylan Floro struck out three in the eighth and Joe Kelly finished it off in the ninth, giving up a hit and a walk to go with one strikeout.

The Dodgers improved to 11-1 in Kershaw's 12 starts this season.

''He just kind of outwills the other team,'' catcher Austin Barnes said. ''I didn't think he ever felt that great. I think he was frustrated with his command.''

Hernandez slugged his second career grand slam - and first in five years - off Trevor Gott after coming in 2 for 15 on the homestand.

''Kike really got into that ball,'' Dodgers first baseman Matt Beaty said.

The Dodgers batted around in the seventh while extending their lead to 9-0.

''It got ugly there,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Pinch-hitter David Freese got the scoring started with an RBI groundout to third base and Barnes added an RBI single. Hernandez cleared the bases with a 416-foot shot to left field.

Clinging to a 2-0 lead in the sixth, Kershaw caught Donovan Solano stealing after issuing him a leadoff walk. Cody Bellinger made a leaping catch with his back to the wall in right on Tyler Austin to save a potential run.

The victory kept the Dodgers from losing two in a row at home for the first time since mid-April after they dropped the series opener 3-2. They had 14 hits - with all 11 position players reaching base and 10 getting at least one hit - and left 10 runners on base.

Rookie Shaun Anderson (2-2) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out two and walked three.

The Dodgers jumped on Anderson in the first, taking a 2-0 lead. Joc Pederson hit his 19th homer leading off the game and Justin Turner doubled in the other run.

Chris Taylor reached on a bunt single in the sixth when no one was covering first after Brandon Belt got pulled off, making it 3-0.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Giants: INF Pablo Sandoval got the day off against left-handed pitching after injuring his right pinky finger when it was stepped on by a baserunner. He's day to day with four stitches in his finger.

Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (sore right wrist) took a comebacker off his wrist Monday. X-rays were negative and he'll get an extra day of rest before his next start. ... LHP Scott Alexander (forearm) will have a minor league rehab assignment next week. ... OF A.J. Pollock (sore right elbow) will work out at the team's spring training facility in Arizona before going on a rehab assignment.

MOVING OVER

Left fielder Pederson took grounders at first base and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated a position change is in the future. The move would keep Pederson's home-run hitting bat in the lineup. The outfield is already set: Pollock is expected back after the All-Star break, rookie Alex Verdugo has proven reliable and Cody Bellinger has moved from first base to protect his shoulder. Max Muncy alternates between second and filling in for Turner at third. ''(Joc) is actually more excited about playing first base than I've seen him excited about anything, outside of hitting a homer,'' Roberts said.

SPOT STARTER

A spot starter will be added to the Dodgers' rotation in the next three or four days, said Roberts who didn't name the person. It's needed while Maeda gets rest.

FAMILY TIES

Actress Kelley Jakle, the great-granddaughter of Dodgers GM Branch Rickey who signed Jackie Robinson, sang the national anthem. Kershaw's children, 4-year-old Cali and 2-year-old Charley, tossed first pitches from the mound on the fifth anniversary of their father's no-hitter against Colorado.

UP NEXT

Giants: LHP Drew Pomeranz (2-6, 6.43 ERA) has been better in his last two starts than in his previous 10 when he had an 8.08 ERA.

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (4-1, 2.60) has dominated against the Giants since he came to L.A., going 6-1 with a 1.81 ERA.

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  • W: C. Kershaw (7-1)L: S. Anderson (2-2)
  • HR: LAD - E. Hernandez (11), J. Pederson (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Belt 1B30000102.241.368.448.8161.0
T. Austin LF40000013.209.301.418.719-0.5
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E. Longoria 3B30100100.237.314.406.7212.0
K. Pillar RF40200002.229.254.376.6303.0
B. Crawford SS30000023.206.278.318.596-1.0
S. Duggar CF30000022.234.277.343.620-1.0
S. Anderson P20000020.222.300.333.633-1.0
D. Holland P0000-000.091.091.091.000-
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a- M. Yastrzemski PH10000010.246.315.385.700-0.5
M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-struck out for Gott in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF31111001.235.333.570.9036.0
a- E. Hernandez PH-LF11141100.213.281.391.67310.0
A. Verdugo CF51200003.296.352.458.8113.0
J. Turner 3B40110121.300.386.438.8243.0
C. Bellinger RF51200002.355.451.6991.1504.0
M. Muncy 2B41100102.284.383.547.9313.0
M. Beaty 1B30200001.291.316.400.7163.0
b- D. Freese PH-1B21110001.315.420.6221.0413.0
C. Taylor SS41210112.224.296.385.6814.5
A. Barnes C41110014.207.313.343.6562.5
C. Kershaw P10000001.045.045.045.0910.0
c- K. Garlick PH01000100.167.286.333.6192.0
D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-was walked intentionally for Pederson in the 6th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Beaty in the 7th
  • c-walked for Kershaw in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Pillar (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Austin, K. Pillar 2 (2), B. Crawford, S. Duggar 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Turner (11), C. Bellinger (15), M. Beaty (3)
  • HR - J. Pederson (19), E. Hernandez (11)
  • SH - C. Kershaw 2 (5)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (34), E. Hernandez 4 (37), J. Turner (29), D. Freese (23), C. Taylor (25), A. Barnes (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hernandez 4 (20), A. Barnes (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, A. Verdugo 3 (3), J. Turner, C. Bellinger, M. Muncy, M. Beaty, C. Taylor, C. Kershaw
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Solano
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson (L, 2-2)5.27333214.081.39-2.0
D. Holland0.22221106.711.61-4.5
T. Gott0.24441013.941.01-9.0
M. Melancon1.01000103.381.472.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson (L, 2-2)5.2
D. Holland0.2
T. Gott0.2
M. Melancon1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 7-1)7.03002602.851.0529.0
D. Floro1.00000303.001.084.5
J. Kelly1.01001107.251.791.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 7-1)7.0
D. Floro1.0
J. Kelly1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Holland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 99-62, D. Holland 15-10, T. Gott 15-9, M. Melancon 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 9-6, T. Gott 1-1, M. Melancon 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 27, D. Holland 5, T. Gott 7, M. Melancon 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 100-71, D. Floro 13-10, J. Kelly 24-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-6, J. Kelly 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 25, D. Floro 3, J. Kelly 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Solano 2B30100110.262.319.310.6290.5
B. Belt 1B30000102.241.368.448.8161.0
T. Austin LF40000013.209.301.418.719-0.5
B. Posey C40000011.251.315.389.704-0.5
E. Longoria 3B30100100.237.314.406.7212.0
K. Pillar RF40200002.229.254.376.6303.0
B. Crawford SS30000023.206.278.318.596-1.0
S. Duggar CF30000022.234.277.343.620-1.0
S. Anderson P20000020.222.300.333.633-1.0
D. Holland P0000-000.091.091.091.000-
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M. Melancon P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-struck out for Gott in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF31111001.235.333.570.9036.0
a- E. Hernandez PH-LF11141100.213.281.391.67310.0
A. Verdugo CF51200003.296.352.458.8113.0
J. Turner 3B40110121.300.386.438.8243.0
C. Bellinger RF51200002.355.451.6991.1504.0
M. Muncy 2B41100102.284.383.547.9313.0
M. Beaty 1B30200001.291.316.400.7163.0
b- D. Freese PH-1B21110001.315.420.6221.0413.0
C. Taylor SS41210112.224.296.385.6814.5
A. Barnes C41110014.207.313.343.6562.5
C. Kershaw P10000001.045.045.045.0910.0
c- K. Garlick PH01000100.167.286.333.6192.0
D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Kelly P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-was walked intentionally for Pederson in the 6th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Beaty in the 7th
  • c-walked for Kershaw in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Pillar (14)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Austin, K. Pillar 2 (2), B. Crawford, S. Duggar 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Turner (11), C. Bellinger (15), M. Beaty (3)
  • HR - J. Pederson (19), E. Hernandez (11)
  • SH - C. Kershaw 2 (5)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (34), E. Hernandez 4 (37), J. Turner (29), D. Freese (23), C. Taylor (25), A. Barnes (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hernandez 4 (20), A. Barnes (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, A. Verdugo 3 (3), J. Turner, C. Bellinger, M. Muncy, M. Beaty, C. Taylor, C. Kershaw
BASERUNNING
  • CS - D. Solano
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Anderson (L, 2-2)5.27333214.081.39-2.0
D. Holland0.22221106.711.61-4.5
T. Gott0.24441013.941.01-9.0
M. Melancon1.01000103.381.472.5
Total8.01499542---
PITCHERSIP
S. Anderson (L, 2-2)5.2
D. Holland0.2
T. Gott0.2
M. Melancon1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 7-1)7.03002602.851.0529.0
D. Floro1.00000303.001.084.5
J. Kelly1.01001107.251.791.5
Total9.04003100---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 7-1)7.0
D. Floro1.0
J. Kelly1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - D. Holland (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Anderson 99-62, D. Holland 15-10, T. Gott 15-9, M. Melancon 13-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Anderson 9-6, T. Gott 1-1, M. Melancon 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Anderson 27, D. Holland 5, T. Gott 7, M. Melancon 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 100-71, D. Floro 13-10, J. Kelly 24-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-6, J. Kelly 2-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 25, D. Floro 3, J. Kelly 5
  • 7TH INNING
    Hernandez homered to left center, Taylor, Barnes and Garlick scored09
    Barnes singled to center, Freese scored, Taylor to third, Barnes to second05
    Freese reached on fielder's choice to third, Bellinger scored, Muncy out at second04
  • 6TH INNING
    Taylor reached on bunt single to pitcher, Muncy scored, Beaty to second03
  • 1ST INNING
    Turner doubled to deep left, Verdugo scored02
    Pederson homered to left01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Joe Kelly relieved Dylan Floro
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Belt walked
    • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Austin reached on fielder's choice to third, Belt out at second
    • B. Posey: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Posey struck out looking
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Longoria singled to center, Austin to third
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Pillar grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Dylan Floro pitching
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • Mike Yastrzemski hit for Trevor Gott
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Yastrzemski struck out looking
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Solano struck out looking
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mark Melancon pitching
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Muncy popped out to second
    • D. Freese: Foul, Foul, Freese singled to right
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Posey grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to second
    • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pillar doubled to deep center
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Crawford struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Holland Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger singled to right
    • M. Muncy: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Muncy singled to right, Bellinger to third
    • David Freese hit for Matt Beaty
    • Trevor Gott relieved Derek Holland
    • D. Freese: Freese reached on fielder's choice to third, Bellinger scored, Muncy out at second
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Taylor singled to right, Freese to second
    • A. Barnes: Barnes singled to center, Freese scored, Taylor to third, Barnes to second
    • Kyle Garlick hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • K. Garlick: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garlick walked
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez homered to left center, Taylor, Barnes and Garlick scored
    • A. Verdugo: Verdugo singled to center
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • D. Solano: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Solano walked
    • B. Belt: Belt lined out to left
    • T. Austin: Ball, Strike swinging, Austin flied out to deep right
    • B. Posey: Ball, Foul, Solano caught stealing second, pitcher to first to second to first
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
    • M. Beaty: Beaty singled to deep right, Muncy to third
    • C. Taylor: Taylor reached on bunt single to pitcher, Muncy scored, Beaty to second
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw hit sacrifice bunt to third, Beaty to third, Taylor to second
    • Derek Holland relieved Shaun Anderson
    • Enrique Hernandez hit for Joc Pederson
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez intentionally walked
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo flied out to shallow left
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Ball, Strike looking, Crawford grounded out to second
    • S. Duggar: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Duggar struck out swinging
    • S. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pederson grounded out to second
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Verdugo flied out to deep left
    • J. Turner: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Strike swinging, Foul, Posey flied out to center
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Beaty doubled to deep right
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Taylor popped out to second
    • A. Barnes: Foul, Ball, Barnes popped out to second
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • S. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Solano singled to right
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Belt grounded out to pitcher, Solano to second
    • T. Austin: Austin grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Foul, Verdugo grounded out to first
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bellinger doubled to right
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Muncy lined out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • B. Posey: Foul, Ball, Posey grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Longoria walked
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar singled to left, Longoria to second
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • S. Duggar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Duggar popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Barnes popped out to second
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw hit sacrifice bunt to first, Taylor to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pederson grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Ball, Solano lined out to left
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Belt flied out to left
    • T. Austin: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Anderson Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Pederson homered to left
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Verdugo singled to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner doubled to deep left, Verdugo scored
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger lined out to right, Turner to third
    • M. Muncy: Muncy grounded out to first
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Beaty grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)