The Dodgers hardly clobbered Corey Kluber, but it didn't matter. Dan Haren, who recently called his pitching in June "consistently mediocre," was consistently stellar tonight, pitching seven innings of one-hit ball against Cleveland. Haren retired 13 straight before being replaced in the eighth by Brian Wilson, who pitched a 1-2-3 inning. Kenley Jansen pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the save.
Offensively, the Dodgers scraped together a two-out run in the seventh on Clint Robinson's first MLB hit, which scored Andre Ethier, who had tripled to lead off the inning. That was all she wrote, and that was all they needed.
The Dodgers were most recently in first place on April 24. They'll start July in first place again. Is this the beginning of a beautiful summer?