Dodgers 2, Mi­ami 0

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL - — Dy­lan Her­nan­dez


With the game score­less and run­ners at the corners in the fifth in­ning, Howie Ken­drick hit a ground ball to sec­ond base that looked as if it would re­sult in an in­ning- end­ing dou­ble play. But short­stop Adeiny Hechavar­ria’s throw pulled first base­man Justin Bour off the bag, al­low­ing Ken­drick to reach safely. Jimmy Rollins scored on the play to move the Dodgers in front, 1- 0.


Adrian Gon­za­lez’s bat­ting av­er­age is back over .300, as the first base­man was three for five with a dou­ble. Gon­za­lez’s sev­enth- in­ning dou­ble drove in Ken­drick from first base and dou­bled the Dodgers’ lead to 2- 0. Ken­drick had two hits and ex­tended his hit­ting streak to four games.


Ken­ley Jansen recorded his 11th save, as he struck out two bat­ters in the ninth in­ning. Adam Lib­er­a­tore recorded the fi­nal out of the eighth in­ning. Zack Greinke lim­ited the Mar­lins to four hits and a walk over 72⁄3 in­nings. He struck out six bat­ters.


Yasiel Puig, who didn’t start any of the pre­vi­ous four games be­cause of a rup­tured cal­lus on his left hand, played all nine in­nings in right field. Puig walked three times, in­clud­ing once in­ten­tion­ally. Be­fore the game, Man­ager Don Mat­tingly called on Puig to evolve as a hitter. “Is he a guy that is just up there re­act­ing?” Mat­tingly said. “Or does he ac­tu­ally have a game plan when he walks up there?” At this point, Mat­tingly said, Puig of­ten falls into the for­mer cat­e­gory. “Pitch­ers are pre­dictable, too,” Mat­tingly said. “You un­der­stand what they can do over time. But you don’t un­der­stand it if you don’t watch and study. I think hit­ters, in gen­eral, they make ad­just­ments and get bet­ter or they kind of stay the same and that’s why you see guys come in, do well and he’s still the same now three years later.” … Side­lined out­fielder Carl Craw­ford took live bat­ting prac­tice over the week­end and is ex­pected to start a mi­nor league re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion as­sign­ment in the com­ing days with Class- A Ran­cho Cu­ca­monga. Craw­ford has sat out the last two months be­cause of a torn side mus­cle.


Mike Bolsinger ( 4- 2, 2.95 earned- run av­er­age) will face the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs and Allen Web­ster ( 1- 1, 6.46) on Mon­day at 6: 30 p. m. at Chase Field. TV: Sport­sNet LA; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

J Pat Carter As­so­ci­ated Press

LEFT FIELDER An­dre Ethier makes a div­ing catch of Dee Gor­don’s drive in the sixth in­ning.

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