Last week, Clayton Kershaw struck out ten in seven innings in Miami, things were neither better on Tuesday night at home, Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers ace made his way in six innings to pass Sandy Koufax for most wins by a Dodgers left-hander. Los Angeles won 16-3 against Toronto Blue Jays.
Kershaw (13-2) reached his 166th career victory, breaking a tie with Koufax for fifth on the club’s wins’ list. He gave three runs and six hits, he also struck out six and walked three.
In the third inning, Dodger’s rookie Will Smith hit a go-ahead two-run homer. Coddy Bellinger drove three with a double that upped Dodgers lead to 8-2 in the fourth inning. The fan chanted ‘’MVP” when he was thrown out in the third to end the inning. Bellinger was all the time smiling at third, and one thing happened that escalated the chant- his pants fell as he slips.
Bellinger also enhanced his record in the NL with a 100RBIs. Dodger’s manager Dave Robert acknowledged his effort saying that to drive 100 runs before September is remarkable. Bellinger is the second Dodger to reach the 100 marks after Adrian Gonzalez who had 116 runs in 2014.
Kershaw allowed a homer to Derek Fisher while in a 2-0 run. Dodgers pampered their eight All-time All-Starr with four double and neutralized five homers while dumping out 15 hits.
In the third, Dodgers drove five runs with two outs to get the blowout going. Reid Foley allowed five runs and five hits in 1 2/3 innings. He also struck out two and walked two. Chris Taylor drove three runs in the sixth to give Dodgers 12-3 lead. This was a good start for Taylor who was out since July 15 after he suffered a broken left forearm.
In the eighth, Blue Jays sent their newly acquired shortstop Richard Urena in the mound. This amplified Dodgers who drove four more runs upping the lead to 16-3. Joc Pederson drove three of the four runs in the eighth.
The 21 years old rookie Bichette made his first career leadoff in the first inning and did it again in the sixth against Kershaw. It was his first multi-homer game; he now has a total of seven homers in 21 career games.
Blue Jays’ RHP Wilmer will make his sixth start since joining the team.