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Kershaw sharp, Bellinger homers twice as Dodgers top Indians 7-5

Associated Press Published: June 14, 2017 4:00 AM
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CLEVELAND -- Clayton Kershaw extended his unbeaten string and rookie Cody Bellinger hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning off Andrew Miller that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Kershaw (9-2) allowed two runs in seven innings and has not lost in his last eight starts. The left-hander gave up a run in the third on Michael Brantley's single and a leadoff homer to Roberto Perez in the fifth that tied the game.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner yielded six hits, struck out four and walked two while throwing 101 pitches. He is 5-0 with a 1.94 ERA since his most recent defeat on May 1.

Bellinger led off the eighth with a towering drive into the right-field seats off Miller (3-1). The home run was the first Cleveland's dominant left-hander has allowed in 33 innings this season.

Bellinger was at first base because five-time All-Star Adrian Gonzalez is out indefinitely due to a degenerative disk in his back.

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"When he comes back, I don't know," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday, when Gonzalez was placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Joc Pederson, just reinstated from the seven-day concussion DL, played center field Tuesday night.

The 35-year-old Gonzalez was also on the DL last month for the first time in his 14-year career after he tried to play through back and elbow injuries. Bellinger has lived up to advanced billing -- he began Tuesday with 15 homers and 35 RBI in 161 at-bats.


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