Houston 3, LA Dodgers 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 25, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Lazaro Diaz, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 36283

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 22-23 16-10 6-13 W4
LA Dodgers 30-15 19-5 11-10 L2

Recap


Astros 3, Dodgers 1:
Lucas Harrell pitched 7 1/3 sharp innings and J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer as visiting Houston handed Clayton Kershaw his second loss in his last 21 home starts.

Harrell (4-3) allowed one run, five hits and walked three to earn his first career road victory as Houston - the second-worst road team in the majors at 6-13 -- won its fourth straight game and beat the major leagues' best home team (19-5). He recorded 17 groundball outs and didn't strike out a batter.

Brett Myers worked around a two-out single in the ninth to earn his 12th save in 13 opportunities.

Kershaw, the reigning National League Cy Young award winner, entered the game with 22 consecutive scoreless innings but Houston took a 1-0 lead in the first when second baseman Elian Herrera's throwing error allowed Jose Altuve to score.

Martinez's blast came with Jed Lowrie aboard and one out in the third inning to give the Astros a three-run lead.

Kershaw (4-2), who had won 14 of his previous 15 decisions at home, allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits. He struck out six and walked three.

The Dodgers scored when Wilton Lopez walked Jerry Hairston Jr. with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning before Fernando Abad struck out pinch hitter Ivan DeJesus and Fernando Rodriguez got A.J. Ellis to fly out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston (22-23) was 16-29 after 45 games in 2011. ... Harrell had three assists in a 1-2-3 seventh inning. ... The Astros are 8-4 in their last 12 games. ... Harrell had pitched less than six innings in each of his last four starts. ... The Dodgers fell to 7-4 without Matt Kemp (hamstring), who is scheduled to come off the disabled list on Tuesday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   LA Dodgers
Lucas Harrell Player Clayton Kershaw
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 7.0
0 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 5
1.23 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Houston   LA Dodgers
J.D. Martinez Player Elian Herrera
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 7 1 15 .226 22 8 2 6 0 0
LA Dodgers 7 0 7 .212 20 3 1 5 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Houston. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Astros have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .478 after a loss.