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LAst Night's Action: Kershaw Complete for Dodgers

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LA Dodgers defeat San Diego Padres 6-2. Padres’ starter Cory Luebke’s night started to fall apart in the fifth inning. After Jamey Carroll led off the inning with a double, Luebke’s inexperience allowed the Dodgers to break the game open. Clayton Kershaw laid down a bunt along the third base line that was going foul. However before the ball had a chance to cross the line, Luebke picked it up and threw to first. Only the throw was high, and Kershaw was safe on first.

Dee Gordon’s fielders’ choice, a wild pitch and Casey Blake’s sacrifice gave the Dodgers the 4-1 lead they wouldn’t look back from.

Meanwhile Clayton Kershaw tossed a complete game striking out only four batters but making only 108 pitches for his fourth complete game of the season and fifth in his career.

“It was a battle the whole night,” Kershaw said on the postgame show on Prime Ticket. “I really just had one pitch. Fortunate for me they were swinging early.”

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One person swinging well as of late has been Matt Kemp who went 2-for-4 (he was a single and homer short of the cycle) scoring twice and knocking in a run.

After Rubby De La Rosa’s disappointing performance Sunday afternoon, he was placed on the disabled list with a sore elbow. John Ely will be brought up to replace him.

UPDATE: De La Rosa has a sprained ligament in his elbow according to MRI results and might need surgery.

TONIGHT’S ACTION

LA Dodgers at San Diego Padres. 7:05 p.m. KCAL9, AM 790 KABC.

Minnesota Twins at LA Angels. 7:05 p.m. KCOP, AM 830 KLAA.