Scratch & claw was the rule of the day. Clayton Kershaw pitched out of sticky jams in the first and third, eventually throwing 106 pitches over seven innings, striking out 11. Rod Barajas hit a solo homer (are there any other kind?), but the rest of the runs were manufactured. Jamey Carroll (on base three of his four PAs) and Aaron Miles (2 for 4) set the table, and Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp pulled out the tablecloth (one RBI apiece). And the flowers are still standing!
Don Mattingly called on Vicente Padilla to close it out, and the Sweaty One got two out while allowing two runs, trimming the lead to one. Nervous-making time. But Mattingly then summoned Kenley Jansen, who got the final out on four pitches.