Dodgers’ Kershaw Extends All Star Game Scoreless Streak With Solid Appearance
NEW YORK (CBSLA.com) — Dodgers Ace Clayton Kershaw continued his All-Star Game scoreless streak Tuesday after tossing a solid 1-2-3 third inning.
Kershaw, who had been passed over by National League and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy for the NL start in favor of Matt Harvey, entered in relief at Citi Field and got three consecutive flyouts.
Harvey ended up drilling Yankees second baseman and slugger Robinson Cano in the knee in the very first inning, knocking him out of the game.
The 25-year old earned his third scoreless appearance at the Midsummer Classic.
Kershaw, the lone representative of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2013 All-Star game, has given up a total of two hits and one walk with a strikeout in his three All-Star game innings.
The left-hander finished the first half of the season leading the majors with a 1.98 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and hits per nine innings with 6.0. He also ranks second in the National League in strikeouts with 139.
Angels outfielder Mike Trout represented Anaheim well when he connected on the very first pitch of the game for a leadoff double.
The American League ended up shutting out the National League, 3-0, snapping a 3-year losing streak, and earning home field advantage for the 2013 World Series.