Los Angeles’ Game 1 start in the NL Division Series this year, the 2014 NL MVP responded with eight innings of twohit ball in a 30 victory over Atlanta.
The victory against the Baby Braves was one of his best playoff performances. The loss against the Brewers was one of his worst.
The night started to get away from Kershaw and the Dodgers when Brandon Woodruff led off the third inning with a massive drive to rightcenter, becoming the third reliever in major league history to homer in a postseason game.
Kershaw glanced back with an incredulous look as Woodruff’s ball soared over the wall, tying it at 1 and sending a charge through the sellout crowd of 43,615.
The Brewers' Brandon Woodruff celebrates after hitting a home run against the Dodgers on Friday.