Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Clayton Kershaw turned in another brilliant
performance with seven scoreless innings and the Dodgers bullpen preserved the
shutout as Los Angeles defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, on Saturday.
Kershaw (2-0) struck out nine and allowed just two hits and a walk. He has yet
to give up a run through his first 16 innings of work this season. Brandon
League spun a scoreless ninth to pick up his second save.
The Dodgers offense struggled, going just 2-for-14 with runners in scoring
position and leaving 10 men on base. Mark Ellis provided the lone score with
an RBI single in the third.
Pittsburgh was even worse at the plate, with Starling Marte recording the
team's only two hits. Through the first five games, the Pirates have just 17
hits and have scored only three runs.
A.J. Burnett (0-2) was saddled with the loss, giving up one run on four hits
and four walks. He struck out nine.
The Sports Network