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Dodgers Start Off Strong

Dodgers Start Off Strong

Dodgers Win

The Dodgers got off to a great start this season with a 14-3 pounding of the San Diego Padres this

afternoon at Chavez Ravine. Los Angeles had a whole highlight reel today. Clayton Kershaw who was in midseason

form as he gave up only 1 earned run over 7 innings, giving up only two hits. He struck out 8 while walking none for

the win. This is nothing new for Kershaw as he has a 5-0 record and a .99 ERA in 7 season openers. Tying him with

Don Drysdale and Don Sutton for the most opening day starts as a Dodger. The offense was red hot as Yasmani

Grandal homered twice, Joc Pederson added a grand slam with 5 RBI’s and Corey Segar homered as well adding 3

RBI’s of his own. Adriane Gonzalez added a double which gives him 19 career hits on opening day which ties him

for the most of all active players, but plenty short of Pete Rose record of 31 opening day hits. Josh Turner ended up

with 3 hits to round out the hit parade. The Padres lone highlight was a homerun by Ryan Schimpf.

This was Logan Forsythe’s first game as a Dodger playing second base. He went 1 for 3 while scoring a

couple of runs. The Dodgers are hoping that he hits the 20 homerun mark, as he did last year. He looks to be the

puzzle piece that brings a championship back to LA.

CBS Sports baseball scout analyst jason rutherford