In a home game against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Clayton Kershaw gave up two home runs and three runs total that propelled the Brewers to a 3-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, snapping Kershaw’s 11 game winning streak and his first lost in two and a half months.
It was Yovani Gallardo who was the shining star in Los Angeles who threw just 96 pitches and allowed only one run and six hits. Gallardo held down the powerful Los Angeles bats and helped the Brewers to a much needed victory.
While Gallardo was the star, Kershaw had an amazing outing for most pitchers. Kershaw pitched a complete nine inning game with 11 strikeouts, five hits and three runs on just 97 pitches. For Kershaw, who came into Saturday’s game with a 1.16 ERA, it was not too impressive.
Kershaw gave up two key home runs to Carlos Gomez and Ryan Braun. Before the game Kershaw had only allowed six homers all season.
Kershaw is the second Dodger in 40 years to throw less than 100 pitches in nine innings pitched and lose. The other was Derek Lowe in 2007.
The Brewers were able to extend their NL Central lead to three games over St. Louis. Sunday will be the last regular season meeting between the Dodgers and Brewers who could meet again in the playoffs.