Clayton Kershaw needed 31 pitches to escape the first. (David J. Phillip/AP)
By Michael Murphy / MLB.com
With the Dodgers riding an eight-game winning streak, Clayton Kershaw was spotted a three-run lead in the first, but the young lefty labored and couldn't take advantage. Manny Ramirez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and hit his third homer of the season in the loss.
BATTING 3B: Kemp (2, Ortiz, Ru). HR: Ramirez, M (3, 7th inning off Fulchino, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Ramirez, M 5; Kemp 4; Hudson, O 2; Martin, R 2. RBI: Ramirez, M 3 (10), Loney (10), Martin, R (6). 2-out RBI: Martin, R; Ramirez, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson, O; Furcal; Martin, R 2. GIDP: Ethier, Blake. Team RISP: 2-for-10. Team LOB: 10.
FIELDING Outfield assists: Ethier (Tejada, M at 2nd base). Pickoffs: Kershaw (Michaels at 1st base).
a-Grounded into a forceout for Wright, W in the 6th.
BATTING 2B: Tejada, M (3, Kershaw), Michaels (2, Mota). HR: Lee, Ca (3, 3rd inning off Kershaw, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Tejada, M 3; Keppinger 2; Berkman; Lee, Ca 5; Michaels 2; Rodriguez, I 2; Matsui, K. RBI: Berkman (8), Tejada, M 3 (4), Lee, Ca 2 (10), Matsui, K 2 (4). 2-out RBI: Tejada, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Michaels; Berkman 2; Tejada, M. SAC: Ortiz, Ru; Rodriguez, I; Bourn. SF: Matsui, K. Team RISP: 4-for-12. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Matsui, K (2, 2nd base off Kershaw/Martin, R). CS: Michaels (1, 2nd base by Kershaw/Martin, R). PO: Michaels (1st base by Kershaw).