The Los Angeles Dodgers look to Clayton Kershaw to snap their four-game losing streak on Saturday night, facing the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw, 2-1 with a 1.37 ERA this season, did not allow a run in seven innings on opening day, his only home start this season. Kyle McClellan gets the start for St. Louis.
After a pair of one-run losses in San Francisco, the Dodgers have suffered a pair of crushing defeats to the Cardinals. St. Louis scored 20 runs and banged out 35 hits in the first two games of the series. Pujols came into the series hitting .229/.296/.313 with one home run, but he is in fact Albert Pujols, and has reminded the Dodgers of that with three home runs in two wins.
Kershaw won in San Francisco on Monday, which also happens to be the Dodgers' last win. Kershaw pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, but Dodger starting pitchers have struggled since then. In four games since Monday, Dodger starting pitchers have allowed 19 runs (18 earned) in 20 innings.
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