Kershaw Leads Dodgers To Rout Of Marlins In Series Finale

Clayton Kershaw pitched his second career shutout.

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Kershaw Dominates, Dodgers Trounce Marlins 8-0

Clayton Kershaw was magnificent on Sunday, pitching his second career shutout, leading the Dodgers to an 8-0 win over the Marlins at Dodger Stadium. The win gave the Dodgers a series win, something they hadn't done at home since April 18-21. Kershaw allowed just two hits and a walk, while striking out 10 Marlins.

"He was using the breaking ball, change-up and slider right out of the gate," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Kershaw. "If he can located and get ahead in the count, he's a handful for anyone." Kershaw even had two hits of his own at the plate, and scored two runs. The Dodgers offense pounded out a season-high 17 hits.

"Hopefully we can build upon this offensively and obviously winning the series and move forward with Colorado," Mattingly said. Rafael Furcal had three hits, including his first home run since last July in the win. The Dodgers open up a three-game series with the Rockies Monday night at home.

For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Call Up Josh Lindblom From Double A, Place Kenley Jansen On Disabled List

The Dodgers made a roster move before Sunday's series finale with the Marlins, purchasing the contract of relief pitcher Josh Lindblom from Double A Chattanooga. To make room for Lindblom on the active roster, the Dodgers placed reliever Kenley Jansen on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. To make room for Lindblom on the 40-man roster, the club designated reliever Travis Schlichting for assignment.

Lindblom was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round in 2008. Lindblom, who turns 24 on June 15, was 1-3 with seven saves and a 2.96 ERA with Double A Chattanooga this season, with 11 walks and 33 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings. Lindblom nearly made the club out of spring training in 2009, then struggled in Double A and Triple A as the Dodgers attempted to convert him to a starting pitcher, before returning to the bullpen last season.

Jansen is 1-1 with a 6.43 in 20 games this season. He blew a save opportunity Monday night in Houston, allowing three runs to the Astros, then allowed a run in his inning of work on Saturday night against Florida. Jansen is the fifth Dodgers reliever currently on the disabled list. The Dodgers have had 13 players make 16 different trips to the disabled list this season.

Today's 1:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Vs. Marlins Starting Lineups: James Loney Gets Rare Day Off Against Right-Hander

The Dodgers and Marlins play their series finale at Dodger Stadium Sunday afternoon, having split the first two games. Clayton Kershaw gets the start for the Dodgers today, while Ricky Nolasco takes the hill for the Marlins. Here are today's starting lineups:

Marlins (30-20)

Coghlan CF
Ramirez SS
Morrison LF
Sanchez 1B
Stanton RF
Buck C
Infante 2B
Bonifacio 3B
Nolasco P

Dodgers (23-30)

Furcal SS
Blake 3B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Sands 1B
Gibbons LF
Navarro C
Carroll 2B
Kershaw P

James Loney gets the day off for the Dodgers, a rare day off against the right-handed Nolasco. Today is the first time Loney has not started against a right-handed pitcher all season. The last time Loney sat against a righty was last September 25, against Daniel Hudson and the Diamondbacks.

Today's 1:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Turn To Kershaw In Series Finale With Marlins

The Dodgers turn to their ace, Clayton Kershaw, on Sunday afternoon, trying to capture a rare series win, against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers, who are 1-8-1 in their last 10 series, will try to capture their first home series win in over a month today, facing Ricky Nolasco for Florida. The Dodgers last home series win was April 18-21, when they captured three of four from Atlanta.

Kershaw is 5-3 with a 2.96 ERA in 11 starts this season. He allowed one run in six innings in his last start, Monday in Houston, but Kenley Jansen blew the save by allowing three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kershaw's 77 strikeouts rank fifth in the National League, nine behind the dynamic duo of Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee in Philadelphia.

Nolasco is 4-0 with a 3.04 ERA in 10 starts this season. The former Rialto High School prep pitcher beat the Giants in his last start on Tuesday, allowing one run in 8 1/3 innings. Florida is 16-8 on the road this season, the best away mark in baseball.

Today's 1:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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