LA Dodgers 5, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Minute Maid Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - D.J. Reyburn, First Base - Brian O'Nora, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Tom Hallion,
Attendance - 25562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 5 8 0
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 12-3 6-0 6-3 W3
Houston 5-10 3-5 2-5 L2

Recap

Dodgers 5, Astros 1: James Loney and Matt Kemp homered and Clayton Kershaw earned his first win as the Dodgers improved to a National League-best 12-3.

After Loney hit a solo homer in the second inning, Kemp crushed a two-run shot with two outs in the sixth for his ninth home run.

Kershaw (1-0) struck out nine over seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits with two walks on 104 pitches.

Kemp is the fastest Dodger ever to reach nine homers, and he has seven home runs in his last eight games. He’s batting .474 with 22 RBIs while hitting safely in 10 straight games.

Loney, a Houston native, homered with two outs in the second inning off Kyle Weiland (0-3), who failed to record his first major league win despite throwing seven strong innings.

The Dodgers added two insurance runs in the eighth inning on Andre Ethier’s two-out single off David Carpenter, giving him 21 RBIs.

Houston scored its lone run in the eighth inning when J.D. Martinez walked with the bases loaded, but Kenley Jansen retired Carlos Lee and Jed Lowrie to end the threat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dodgers infielder Juan Uribe, out since Tuesday with a sore wrist, is expected to start on Sunday ... Astros center fielder Jordan Schafer has reached base safely in 15 straight games … Dee Gordon returned to the lineup after sitting out Friday’s game and went 3-for-4 … The Dodgers have won six straight against the Astros.



Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Houston
Clayton Kershaw Player Kyle Weiland
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
9 Strikeouts 6
3 Hits 6
0.00 ERA 3.86
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Houston
Dee Gordon Player Justin Maxwell
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 1
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 8 2 16 .258 10 7 5 5 0 0
Houston 4 0 5 .133 12 10 1 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Astros have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Houston. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .818 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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