The Dodgers defeated the Mets 8-0 to start a three-game series in New York tonight.
The bare essentials:
+ Manny Ramirez drove in three runs, but also got thrown out after getting called out on strikes twice by plate umpire John Hirschbeck. Ramirez was tossed for throwing three pieces of equipment, including an arm protector that landed near Hirschbeck.
+ Clayton Kershaw allowed three hits and struck out seven in six scoreless innings for his third consecutive win. He’s allowed two runs in his past five starts covering 29 2/3 innings and the Dodgers have won each game.
In game two of the three-game series the Dodgers send RHP Hiroki Kuroda (3-4, 3.91) vs. LHP Oliver Perez (1-2, 9.97) .