Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Clayton Kershaw tossed a masterpiece on
Opening Day, but the San Francisco Giants have a fine young southpaw of
Madison Bumgarner surrendered just two hits over eight dominant shutout
innings in the Giants' 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle test
of a three-game set.
Bumgarner (1-0), who retired 18 Dodgers in a row at one point, struck out six
for San Francisco, which tallied 10 hits but grounded into four double plays.
Kershaw fanned seven in his four-hit shutout on Monday.
Joaquin Arias tallied two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Sergio Romo
picked up his first save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth.
South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-1) made his highly-anticipated major
league debut for the Dodgers and gave up three runs -- one earned -- on 10
hits over 6 1/3 frames. He fanned five and walked none.
The 25-year-old Ryu, who agreed to a six-year, $36 million deal with the
Dodgers after they bid $25.7 million to win the rights to negotiate with him
during the offseason, became the first player to go straight from the Korean
League to the major leagues.
Doubles by Andre Ethier and Mark Ellis served as Los Angeles' only hits of the
The Giants struck first in the fourth and added two more runs in the seventh.
Buster Posey and Hunter Pence had consecutive one-out singles to put runners
on the corners before Arias grounded an RBI single back up the box and just
past a diving Ellis at second base to plate Posey.
Arias reached on a Justin Sellers throwing error at shortstop to start the
seventh. Andres Torres lined a base hit to right and Brandon Crawford moved
the runners over with a groundout to first base.
Ronald Belisario replaced Ryu on the mound to face Bumgarner, who slapped a
high chopper to Sellers, whose throwing error to the plate allowed Arias and
Torres to come across and make it 3-0.
Bumgarner came in with a 4.07 ERA in April, his highest in any month ... The
Giants were 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on
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