Matt Kemp pulled a reverse Samson and shaved his beard; he was subsequently infused with Bison-like powers, making several dandy defensive plays and hitting the Dodgers' first home run in the past 37 years. Hiroki Kuroda — who is also beardless — was stellar, striking out seven over 7 2/3 scoreless innings. Jerry Sands (beardless) added an insurance RBI in the eighth, Kenley Jansen (beardless) got a hold steady and Matt Guerrier (bearded — clearly an aberration) got the save.
The 2011 Dodgers are pretty ugly, but when it comes together (with some help from the Brewers, who stranded eight), it's a pretty sight.
1: AP photo