MLB Game Summary - Tampa Bay at LA Dodgers|
(Sunday, August 11th)
Final Score: LA Dodgers 8, Tampa Bay 2
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Clayton Kershaw fired eight strong innings
of two-run ball in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays to
complete a three-game sweep.
Only one of Kershaw's two runs was earned. He fanned eight and surrendered
just three hits and two walks over eight innings for the Dodgers, who have won
10 of their last 11 games. He also had a two-run single to open the scoring in
"Clayton took care of his own business early. It was nice to get him some runs
early. Clayton attacked the strike zone like he normally does and he forces
you to swing early," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
Mark Ellis smacked a two-run homer among his three hits to go with three RBI
in the triumph.
Jeremy Hellickson allowed four runs on seven hits over just three frames for
Tampa Bay, which dropped its fifth straight contest.
"We haven't given ourselves a chance the last two games. The Dodgers are very
hot right now, they are getting production out of a lot of guys," Rays manager
Joe Maddon said.
The Dodgers jumped out to a 6-0 lead after plating three in the second, one in
the third and two in the fourth.
With the bases loaded and one away in the third, Kershaw poked a base hit to
right to plate two and he came across two batters later on a Mark Ellis
double. A.J. Ellis' sacrifice fly in the third and a two-run, one-out double
off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez in the fourth gave LA its six-run spread.
Sam Fuld's RBI triple in the fifth got the Rays on the board before Mark
Ellis' two-run homer in the sixth increased the Dodgers' lead to 8-1.
Tampa Bay loaded the bags with none away in the eighth, but only came away
with a run on Wil Myers' sacrifice fly.
Five of the Dodgers' eight runs came with two outs ... Los Angeles was 3-for-9
with runners in scoring position ... Los Angeles is 37-8 over its last 45
08/12 01:30:01 ET