Stephen Ellison

Giants Stymied by Kershaw, Dodgers in Shutout Loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw combined with two relievers on a four-hit shutout, Enrique Hernandez had a pinch-hit grand slam to highlight a six-run seventh, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the rival San Francisco Giants 9-0 Tuesday night.

Kershaw (7-1) allowed three hits, struck out six and walked two. The left-handed ace improved to 23-11 in his career against the Giants, who suffered their largest loss of the season.

Dylan Floro struck out three in the eighth and Joe Kelly finished it off in the ninth, giving up a hit and a walk to go with one strikeout.

Hernandez slugged his second career grand slam off Trevor Gott after coming in 2 for 15 on the homestand. He was intentionally walked after entering in the sixth.

The Dodgers batted around in the seventh while extending their lead to 9-0.

Pinch-hitter David Freese got the scoring started with an RBI groundout to third base and Austin Barnes added an RBI single. Hernandez cleared the bases with a 416-foot shot to left field.

The victory kept the Dodgers from losing two in a row at home for the first time since mid-April after they dropped the series opener 3-2. They had 14 hits and left 10 runners on base.

Giants rookie Shaun Anderson (2-2) gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out two and walked three.

The Dodgers jumped on Anderson in the first, taking a 2-0 lead. Joc Pederson hit his 19th homer leading off the game and Justin Turner doubled in the other run.

Chris Taylor reached on a bunt single in the sixth when no one was covering first after Brandon Belt got pulled off, making it 3-0.

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