Lucas Harrell pitched into the eighth inning, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The win, which was the fourth straight for the Astros, was the second straight loss for the Dodgers, who fell to 19-5 at home this season.
J.D. Martinez hit a two-run home run in the third inning, and leadoff man Jose Altuve had two doubles and a run scored for Houston. Those were two of four doubles allowed by Clayton Kershaw on the night, and with the home run Kershaw tied a career high with five extra-base hits allowed.
Kershaw lasted seven innings and allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on five hits, but got hung with his second loss of the season. Kershaw walked three and struck out six in the game.
Harrell pitched 7 1/3 innings for the Astros, allowing just one run. He induced 16 groundouts on the night, but failed to strikeout a single batter. Harrell became the first starting pitcher to defeat the Dodgers with no strikeouts since Kyle Kendrick on August 31, 2010.
The Dodgers send Chad Billingsley to the mound on Saturday night in the middle game of the weekend series, facing Bud Norris for Houston.
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