Los Angeles Dodgers Notes: Clayton Kershaw Will Not Pitch in All-Star Game


With back-to-back victories over the rival Diamondbacks, the Dodgers increased their lead in the National League west to a season-high 4.5 games. The Diamondbacks didn't record a hit until there were two outs in the fourth inning. His dominance was exactly what the Dodgers needed in a tight 1-0 win over their division counterpart. Previously this season, Ray halted two, three-game streaks and will ask to stop the latest skid.

Yasmani Grandal knocked in the game's only run with an RBI double that scored Chris Taylor in the second inning.

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons argues with third base umpire Tom Hallion (20) after Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor (not shown) was allowed to take second base on a runner interference during a rundown call during eighth inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on Monday, May 8, 2017. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner could join the Arizona trio in Miami for next week's All-Star game, but he'll need some help from the fans. He struck out eight and walked two. "He's very deserving", Roberts said. "That pitch to Turner was a mistake".

"I'm just trying to give us a chance to win".

"He's been like this from the first pitch he threw this season".

If the Diamondbacks' offense sputtered in the opener of this series against L.

By moving Kershaw to a Sunday start, the Dodgers have pushed the issue of getting Wood All-Star consideration. Ketel Marte lead off with a walk and Jake Lamb picked up the first hit off Wood with a two-out double down the left field line. He put the potential tying run on with a two-out single by Brandon Drury before striking out Chris Herrmann to end the game. Center fielder Joc Pederson made a running catch to save a potential run in the sixth after Wood gave up a leadoff bunt to Gregor Blanco and a single to Paul Goldschmidt. That has been the character of this team, and failure to come up with important runs at critical times could foreshadow things to come.

With the Braves in 2015, Wood threw his fastball 66 percent of the time. Instead of a 2-0 count, the count was evened at 1-1, and Herrmann would go on to strike out on five pitches.

"They certainly delivered a 1-2 punch on us", Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. "Now, we have to ready for tomorrow".

In some cases, like 2017, he started the Sunday before and was automatically replaced.

The Diamondbacks open their second half with a six-game road trip to Atlanta (for there) and Cincinnati for three.