What a momentous day. What a fabulous game. What an incredible celebration!
For the first time in the history of the franchise the Dodgers won their third straight division championship, and they did it with their ace on the home-mound of their most hated enemy.
Clayton Kershaw was fantastic. He started the evening by striking out two of the first three batters he faced, and set a tone that would endure for the rest of the night. This game was his, and no team dressed in Halloween colors would deter him from finishing his task. On 103 pitches he completed the game, struck out thirteen and allowed only one hit. ONE HIT!
As for the Dodgers offense, they did not disappoint. They got on the board early when they scored a run off a Giants miscue in the first inning. Then added some power from some unlikely bats. Kike Hernandez, Justin Ruggiano and AJ Ellis hit solo home runs to make the score 4-1. To put a cherry on top of the cake, they rest of the boys nearly batted around in the 8th inning to add another four runs.
And with that all the fretting and hand-wringing felt by Dodger fans everywhere is over. It's now time to sit back and enjoy the rest of the week in peace.
Photo above via David Vassegh on twitter.
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