Clayton Kershaw tossed 108 pitches, 66 for strikes. (Jon SooHoo/Dodgers)
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
So that's what the hype was about. Rookie Clayton Kershaw turned in his longest outing of the season, limiting the Cards to three hits over seven frames for his second victory. Manny Ramirez stayed hot, hammering his fourth homer in six games.
BATTING 2B: Kent (19, Lohse). 3B: Pierre (2, Lohse). HR:
Ramirez, M (24, 3rd inning off Lohse, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Ardoin; Berroa; Pierre 3; Kent 4; Ramirez,
M 4; Loney. RBI: Loney (64), Ramirez, M 2 (77), Pierre (25). 2-out RBI: Loney;
Pierre. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake; Kemp. GIDP: Ramirez,
M. Team RISP: 1-for-3. Team LOB: 4.
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