Andre Ethier sprays fans with champagne after the game. (Amber Matsumoto/Dodgers)
By David Ely / MLB.com
Behind Clayton Kershaw's dominating six innings, the Dodgers ended a five-game losing streak and finally put the wraps on their second consecutive NL West title. A five-run outburst in the seventh inning ended the drama and assured L.A. home-field advantage in the NL playoffs.
IBB: Martin (by Contreras), Furcal (by Morales, F), Barmes (by Kershaw). Pitches-strikes: De La Rosa 40-28,
Contreras 54-32, Morales, F 27-12, Belisle 11-8, Flores, R 4-3, Rincon 9-7, Kershaw 104-65, Kuo 7-6, Sherrill 11-7, Broxton
8-7. Groundouts-flyouts: De La Rosa 2-3, Contreras 3-0, Morales, F 1-0, Belisle 0-1, Flores, R 0-0, Rincon 1-1,
Kershaw 4-2, Kuo 1-0, Sherrill 0-0, Broxton 2-1. Batters faced: De La Rosa 9, Contreras 13, Morales, F 7, Belisle
3, Flores, R 1, Rincon 2, Kershaw 23, Kuo 3, Sherrill 3, Broxton 3. Inherited runners-scored: Belisle 3-2. Ejections:
Los Angeles Dodgers Bench Coach Bob Schaefer ejected by HP umpire Doug Eddings (3rd). Umpires: HP: Doug Eddings.
1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 3B: Dana DeMuth. Weather: 65 degrees, clear. Wind: 7 mph,
In from LF. T: 3:02. Att: 54,531. October 3, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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