The Los Angeles Dodgers entered Monday’s game with the opportunity to take sole possession of first place in the National League West. Standing in their way was the struggling Cleveland Indians, who were 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Dan Haren and Corey Kluber silenced the bats through the majority of the game. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-out double in the sixth inning, but the Dodgers were unable to cash in and both teams remained scoreless going into the seventh.
Haren continued to pitch well and retired the Indians in order. Kluber then found himself in a jam in the bottom of the seventh as Andre Ethier hit a leadoff triple. The right-hander nearly worked his way out of trouble by getting Juan Uribe to ground out and A.J. Ellis to strike out.
Hanley Ramirez pinch-hit for Miguel Rojas but was intentionally walked to put runners on the corners with two outs for Clint Robinson. It was the third pinch-hit appearance for Robinson and it was a charm as he collected his first career hit and RBI in the Majors.
The Dodgers went on to win and moved into first place in the NL West.