MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
LA Dodgers3 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 9121
Miami0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 130
  W: C. Kershaw (12-2)   L: E. Hernandez (2-5)
4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT, August 14, 2019
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida  Attendance: 8,810

Kershaw, with extra rest, takes on Marlins

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Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins

  1. Los Angeles has won 10 of its last 12 games and outscored its opponents by 3.00 runs per game in that span. The Marlins scored 24 runs in their four-game split with the Braves over the weekend, their second most in a series this season (25, June 4-6 at Mil).
  2. Despite scoring a total of seven runs while getting swept by the Dodgers in a three-game set from July 19-21, the Marlins have an OPS of .711 and have scored 4.8 runs per game against NL West opponents this season, their best against any division.
  3. The Dodgers are 18-6 against the NL East this season, scoring 6.33 runs per game with an OPS of .881, all their best against any single division. Los Angeles' starters have a 2.10 ERA against the NL East this season and a 3.12 ERA against the rest of MLB.
  4. Since being called back up on July 31, Jon Berti is slashing .364/.391/.523 and his 16 hits in that span are tied for the most among National League rookies with Pittsburgh's Bryan Reynolds.
  5. Matt Beaty has a .405 batting average with runners in scoring position, the best among rookies with at least 25 plate appearances. Only five rookies have finished with a batting average over .400 with runners in scoring position in the last 10 seasons (min. 25 PA).
  6. Cody Bellinger is slashing .143/.200/.393 in his last eight games, but the Dodgers are 7-1 in those games while scoring 5.38 runs per contest.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 8/13/2019 thru 8/15/2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who crushed the host Miami Marlins 15-1 on Tuesday, will go for their sixth straight series win on Wednesday.

In the opener of a three-game series, Los Angeles hit six homers on Tuesday to tie the single-game Marlins Park record.

Said Miami manager Don Mattingly: "We weren't able to stop them."

Not many teams have stopped Los Angeles all season. The Dodgers, who are a virtual lock to win their seventh straight National League West title, are they are tied with the New York Yankees for the best record in the majors.

The Dodgers have also allowed the fewest runs in the majors and have the second-best defensive efficiency rating in the sport.

On Wednesday, the Dodgers will hope to shut down their opponent once again as they send ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw (11-2, 2.77 ERA) to the mound against Marlins right-hander Elieser Hernandez (2-4, 4.94).

Kershaw, a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, is also an eight-time All-Star and five-time ERA champion. He has a no-hitter to his credit, and he won the NL MVP award in 2014 and a Gold Glove in 2011.

Kershaw, who was originally scheduled to start on Tuesday but was moved back one day to give him extra rest, began this season on the injured list and didn't make his debut until April 15. He didn't get his first win until April 27.

But since the calendar turned to July, Kershaw has been as brilliant as ever. In his past six starts, he is 4-0 with a 1.66 ERA. All six were quality starts, including a seven-inning, one-run outing on Aug. 6 against St. Louis in his most recent appearance.

Kershaw is 5-5 with a 2.55 ERA in 12 career starts against the Marlins, including a 2-2 mark with a 1.85 ERA in four starts at Marlins Park. In his lone outing against Miami this year, he threw six scoreless innings and struck out 10 in a no-decision on July 20 at Dodger Stadium.

Hernandez has made two career appearances against the Dodgers, including one start, and he is 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA. He yielded four runs in less than an inning in relief on July 20 in Los Angeles.

The good news for Hernandez is that he may have thrown the best game of his major league career in his most recent outing, beating the Atlanta Braves 9-2 on Thursday. The 24-year-old pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while striking out seven batters.

Hernandez is also comfortable at home. In eight games (four starts) this season at Marlins Park, he is 2-1 with a 3.29 ERA. In six road games (four starts), he is 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA.

Hernandez will face a Dodgers offense that is beyond dangerous.

"Everyone wants to be great on this team," said Los Angeles first baseman Cody Bellinger, who on Tuesday tied for the major league lead with his 39th homer of the season. "That's what we're showing."

The Dodgers, who are 11-2 in their past 13 games, have impressed everyone, even their own manager.

"Just a relentless approach," Dave Roberts said. "That (15-1 win) was as good a night as we've had all year."

Added Marlins pitcher Jordan Yamamoto, who took the loss Tuesday: "The Dodgers are great. Everyone knows that."

--Field Level Media

Updated August 14, 2019

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