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National League Game Summary - Pittsburgh at Los Angeles



(Saturday, April 6th)

Final Score: Los Angeles 1, Pittsburgh 0

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Clayton Kershaw turned in another brilliant performance with seven scoreless innings and the Dodgers bullpen preserved the shutout as Los Angeles defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, on Saturday.

Kershaw (2-0) struck out nine and allowed just two hits and a walk. He has yet to give up a run through his first 16 innings of work this season. Brandon League spun a scoreless ninth to pick up his second save.

The Dodgers offense struggled, going just 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position and leaving 10 men on base. Mark Ellis provided the lone score with an RBI single in the third.

Pittsburgh was even worse at the plate, with Starling Marte recording the team's only two hits. Through the first five games, the Pirates have just 17 hits and have scored only six runs.

A.J. Burnett (0-2) was saddled with the loss, giving up one run on four hits and four walks. He struck out nine.

"That was a pitchers duel," said Burnett on his matchup with Kershaw. "That was the first time I've pitched against him. I want to go up against team's aces, that's what I'm here for. I was able to put it where I wanted for the most part."

Carl Crawford went 2-for-3 and after reaching with a two-out single in the third, he stole second and raced home on Ellis' ground ball base hit to left to score the game's only run.

That was all Kershaw would need, as he went on to retire 17 straight batters after giving up a hit to Marte to start the game. Marte got on with another single in the sixth, but was left stranded.

"They're very agressive and I had to make quality pitches," said Kershaw. "My fastball wasn't great and I was able to get some 3-2 counts with my slider. For me, it starts with throwing strikes."

Burnett was also strong, striking out the side in both the first and fifth innings, but was replaced in the sixth after surrendering a single to Adrian Gonzalez and walking Andre Ethier.

Jared Hughes took the mound and promptly gave up a single to A.J. Ellis to load the bases. However, the Dodgers couldn't get a run across as Luis Cruz popped up and Justin Sellers grounded into a force out to end the threat.

Los Angeles put runners on first and second in the seventh and eighth innings, but again failed to score.

League came on in the ninth to close out the game. He gave up a two-out walk to Neil Walker, but got Andrew McCutcheon to ground out to end the game.

Game Notes

The Pirates were shutout for the second straight game ... Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez and Los Angeles' Matt Kemp each struck out three times ... The Dodgers have won eight straight games against Pittsburgh as host ... Los Angeles will go for the series sweep on Sunday and will send Hyun-Jin Ryu to the hill. Pittsburgh will counter with Jeff Locke.

04/07 00:50:26 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR