Along with the excitement already surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Tuesday presented the opportunity for Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout to squar off for the first time in the regular season.
Trout won the first battle as he reached on an infield single with one out in the first inning. Juan Uribe made a diving stop on a hard-hit grounder to his left but Trout just beat his throw to first base, which replay upheld.
Kershaw then faced Albert Pujols, who historically has hit the left-hander well. However, Kershaw got the better of their matchup as Pujols hit back to the box for an inning-ending 1-4-3 double play.
Kershaw’s throw to Dee Gordon was off-line and forced the second baseman to drop to his knees and throw to first from the ground. Kershaw wound up pitching seven innings and took home a no-decision in the Dodgers’ walk-off win.
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