Kershaw, Dodgers End 5-Game Skid By Beating Mets 6-0

The Dodgers are 5-12 in their last 17 home games.

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Dodgers End Streak With 6-0 Win Over Mets

The Dodgers snap their 5-game losing streak by beating the Mets Thursday night in Los Angeles. Clayton Kershaw held New York scoreless over 8 innings, while the Dodger hitters broke open the game in the 6th by scoring 5 runs.

In beating the Mets, the Dodgers avoided a Mets’ 4-game sweep at home, and ended New York’s own 4-game winning streak.

Kershaw (9-4) lasted 8 innings, scattering 5 hits and striking out 9, was able to get himself out of a bases loaded jam in the 8th before giving way to Kenley Jansen who loaded then bases on two walks and a hit in the 9th. Hong Chih Kuo releived Jansen and retired the final two batters to end the game. The win was Kershaw’s 7th in his last 8 decisions.

The Dodgers scored a run in the second on an Aaron Miles sacrifice fly that scored Juan Uribe, but the big inning came in the 6th the Dodger hitters connected for four extra-base hits. Matt Kemp doubled to left to score Tony Gwynn and Andre Ethier. He was driven in by a Juan Uribe double to right. After a James Looney strikeout, Aaron Miles drove in his second run of the game with a double to right center scoring Uribe. Dioner Navarro greeted Mets reliever Manny Acosta with a triple to right that drove in Miles and the 5th run of the inning.


Kershaw, Dodgers Look To Avoid Four-Game Sweep Against Mets

The reeling Dodgers look to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Mets Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. Clayton Kershaw starts on the mound for the Dodgers, facing Dillon Gee for New York. They have lost five straight games for the second time in the last four weeks, and have lost 15 of their 21 games.

Kershaw, named to his first All-Star team on Sunday, is 8-4 on the season with a 3.23 ERA. He is tied with Justin Verlander for the major league lead with 138 strikeouts. Kershaw has struck out 10 or more batters in each of his last three starts, the longest streak since Hideo Nomo did it in four straight starts in 1995.

Gee is 8-2 with a 3.47 ERA on the season, and he allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings to the Dodgers on May 7, a game the Mets would eventually win 4-2. The Mets have beaten the Dodgers in five of six games this season, and their starters have a collective 3.17 ERA against the Dodgers this season, averaging 6.17 innings per start.

Tonight's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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