Dodgers get decent start


Baseball’s opening week was mostly productive for the Dodgers, who went 4-3 including last Sunday’s 10-6 triumph over Colorado at Coors Field.

The Boys in Blue darted ahead 2-0 in the first inning as Justin Turner (two hits, one run) doubled and 4-0 in the second on a two-run homer from Corey Seager (two hits, two runs).

It became 5-2 in the fourth on a Logan Forsythe (three hits, two runs) single and 6-4 in the sixth on a hit from Andrew Toles that scored Austin Barnes (triple and single).

A three-run seventh frame made it 9-4 as Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson (two hits) each added run-producing singles.

The final tally came in the ninth inning as Scott Van Slyke had a run-scoring hit.

Clayton Kershaw (1-1) gave up back-to-back homers on Saturday for the first time in his career as the Blue Crew fell 4-2.

Kershaw surrendered three total homers, went six innings with six strikeouts and no walks with eight hits and four runs.

Toles homered in the fifth inning and Gonzalez (two hits) added a run batted in.

Kyle Freeland (1-0) held the Dodgers to four hits over six frames in a 2-1 win on Friday as Carlos Gonzalez managed two hits and Nolan Arenado an RBI double.

The Dodgers pounded visiting San Diego 10-2 on Thursday behind a pair of two-run homers from Yasiel Puig (three runs).

Rich Hill (1-0) lasted five innings, gave up one run, two hits with five strikeouts and three walks in a 3-1 win versus the Padres on Wednesday as Puig belted a solo blast.

On Tuesday, Clayton Richard (1-0) tamed the Dodgers over eight frames, giving up five hits in a 4-0 win as Yangervis Solarte had an RBI single and a solo home run.

In the season opener, the Dodgers blasted the Padres 14-3 behind two homers from Yasmani Grandal (three RBIs, two runs), a grand slam from Pederson (five RBIs) and a three-run rocket from Seager (two hits).

Kershaw allowed two runs (one earned) with two hits and eight strikeouts across seven innings.

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