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Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw Cruises, Mookie Dazzles, Chris Taylor Propels LA over the Rox



Fresh off a 15-6 win over the Rockies in Colorado on Friday, there was a fear that the Dodgers might have no runs left for Clayton Kershaw on Saturday. While Kersh made sure that only a few would do, the offense — namely Chris Taylor — made sure he’d secure that win.

LA got the scoring started in the first with a 2 run triple.

He drove in Mookie Betts and Justin Turner. With Mookie, he would have a shining moment later in this game. For Turner, he reached base with a single that continued a nice streak for him.

The Rockies countered with a run in the bottom of the first, which would conclude their scoring for the evening.

As has been the case for most of the season, Clayton was locked in once again.

Flashing forward to the 4th, CT3 picked up his third RBI on a solo shot, his 7th bomb of the season.

Up 4-1 in the 7th, A.J. Pollock got LA on the board once again with his 12th dinger of the season.

But the most exciting play of the night came later in the 7th. With two out, Austin Barnes reached base on a hit by pitch and proceeded to steal second during Mookie’s at-bat. Betts then got to first on a weak infield single to the right side and got himself ready to be on full display.

During Max Muncy’s at-bat, a wild pitch that nearly hit him allowed Barnes to score and Mookie to move up to second. That’s when things got fun.

Mookie Betts is a Los Angeles Dodger for 12 more years.

Up 6-1 in the 9th, Dave Roberts wanted to get Kenley Jansen some work after a 3 game layoff. Jansen responded with his best outing of the month, but not without the help of Eddie Rios at the hot corner.

Combined with a San Diego Padre loss, the Dodger victory put that magic number at 2 with 7 to play.

Up Next

Anthony Gonsolin (1-1, 1.51) toes the rubber for the Dodgers against Anthony Senzatela (4-2, 3.30) and the Rock-show at Coors Field at 12:10 PM PT, wrapping up the slate of games away from Dodger Stadium for the regular season.

 

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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