Clayton Kershaw was masterful: CG 9.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 Ks, 1 BB, 107 pitches in a 3-1 victory. Kershaw almost got through the last three innings without a baserunner, save an error from the always volatileDee Gordon (0-for-4 with 2 Ks, 3 LOB, and an error tonight).
But the awesome highlight was watching Matt Kemp knock his second HR of the year, a no-doubt-about-it shot to the stands in deep left center. (Andre Ethier also knocked a solo HR of his own, along with an RBI triple, before ridiculously getting thrown out of the game for arguing an inning-ending pitch call at the plate.) The Dodgers went 0-for-6 with RISP, but the Brewers were 0-for-3 with RISP so we won.
Dodgers snap a three-game losing streak and win the opening game of the series for the first time in May (actually, the first time since April 26; against the Brewers).
Yes, we just beat the second-worst team in the NL, forcing our ace to pitch a complete game, while failing to convert any runner in scoring position. And we're damn proud of it.