LA Needs Clayton Kershaw to Be Its Stopper


The funniest part of the incident was Clayton Kershaw cutting through the brown-and-orange and blue-and-gray blobs to get to the mound to throw his warm-up pitches.

The Dodgers tacked on runs as the game went on, with Yasiel Puig hitting a two-run single in the sixth inning, and Cody Bellinger adding an RBI double in the seventh, for Bellinger his second double of the game. Grandal figured Cueto was throwing at his head in the third out of frustration and retaliation. As Grandal ran to first base, he had some more words for Cueto. "We apologized to each other", Grandal said. "We talked about was no big deal".

SAN FRANCISCO After Yasmani Grandal flied out to end the third inning Wednesday, he and Giants starter Johnny Cueto exchanged glares, gestures and the usual middle-of-the-diamond bluster that comes after a 94-mph fastball does a close fly-by to one of the concerned party's vital organs.

"Whether we were or we weren't, obviously he was displeased by it and let us know", Roberts said without acknowledging whether his team was in fact stealing signs.

"Well it was a big win in NY and then we're able to win that marathon game against the Reds".

"I'm not going to use that as an excuse but they were relaying signs", Cueto claimed through an interpreter after the game. "Let's just move on, '" Cueto said.

Clayton Kershaw tossed seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Giants.

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In joining Houston's Dallas Keuchel as the majors' only seven-game winners, Kershaw (7-2) allowed singles to Justin Ruggiano, Buster Posey and pinch-hitter Nick Hundley in his seven innings.

Rangers 9, Phillies 3: Andrew Cashner pitched seven solid innings to help the Rangers match the longest winning streak in the majors this year at eight games. He did not walk a batter in the contest and struck out five in what was a crisp, effective outing against the rival Giants.

"It can't get any worse than what it is", said second baseman Dee Gordon, whose errant throw led to two unearned runs. Jon Lester (1-2) takes the bump for the Cubbies, while Amir Garrett (3-2) gets the call for Cincinnati (19-20).

Eduardo Nunez hit his first home run of the season in the ninth against former Giants reliever Sergio Romo before he finished the 2-hour, 37-minute game.

The Dodgers' Rich Hill, activated off the disabled list before the game after missing more than four weeks due to a blister on his finger, allowed one run in five innings. The right-hander lost for only the sixth time in 25 starts against the NL West since joining the Giants before the 2016 season and just the first time in six starts at AT&T Park since a defeat against the Diamondbacks here last August 30.

There was the defense, particularly rookie Christian Arroyo, who made a pair of stellar plays in his first start at second base.

He got off to a shaky start in his first appearance since April 16, hitting leadoff batter Denard Span in the helmet with a 73 miles per hour curveball, then getting called for a balk moments later.