Detroit Tigers Blanked By Dodgers, 4-0
Clayton Kershaw was pitching for the Great Lakes Loons a couple of years ago. Last night in Los Angeles, Kershaw had Tiger hitters feeling a bit loony. Kershaw threw a 2-hit shutout, striking out 11 Tiger batters including all 3 in the 9th. He also drove in two runs in the 8th inning for some icing on his cake.
The win was Kershaw's 7th. Brad Penny pitched 7 innings for the Tigers and only gave up two runs, but that wasn't good enough on this night. The Tigers could only muster two hits, one by Ryan Raburn and the other by Casper Wells. Raburn ended up being picked off from 3rd base, erasing the best scoring chance the Tigers had all night.
The good news is that Cleveland also lost last night, so the Tigers are still only 1 game out of first place. They are now 1-3 on the current road trip, and will face the Dodgers again late tonight in L.A. Max Scherzer will go for his 10th win of the season against the Dodgers' Chad Billingsley. 10:10 first pitch.