Thursday, August 07, 2008
Manny's Blast Propels Kershaw To Second Win: Dodgers 4, Cardinals 1
Manny Ramirez cashed in Jeff Kent in the third on yet another homer — it seems like he's hitting one every day, which is just unreal — and the Dodgers picked up single runs from James Loney's first inning RBI single and an unusual RBI triple by Juan Pierre in the fourth.
Hong-Chih Kuo and Jonathan Broxton wrapped up the final two innings of the game, pitching an inning each. Kuo's was uneventful, getting the top of the Cards' order in succession, but Broxton wobbled through another close, getting men on the corners with one out. Broxton managed to strike out Rick Ankiel and Skip Schumacher to end the threat, and preserve Kershaw's second career major league win.