Although a no-hit bid was broken up on his second pitch of the game, Clayton Kershaw was in the process of doing his part to hold the St. Louis Cardinals scoreless. As impressive as Kershaw was, Shelby Miller had a no-hitter through three innings.
His only blemish after the third was a two-out walk to Kershaw. Miller walked Yasiel Puig to leadoff the fourth inning, which brought up Adrian Gonzalez for his second at-bat of the game.
Gonzalez struck out in the first inning and as has been the case for much of the year, Gonzalez was at the plate with a shift on. The shift has robbed Gonzalez of hits on multiple occasions this season, but he used it to his advantage Sunday.
Gonzalez dropped down a bunt on the first pitch he saw to break up Miller’s no-hitter. Gonzalez would then go first to third on Kemp’s RBI single and scored on a Juan Uribe sacrifice fly to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead at the end of the third inning.
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