LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw allowed one run over seven innings, Matt Kemp homered for the first time in more than a month, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Friday night.
Kershaw (6-2) gave up eight hits and one run, walked one, and struck out seven to win his third consecutive start. He didn't allow a runner past second base after the third inning.
Kemp got the scoring started when he crushed a 2-1 changeup deep into the bleachers in left-center field in the second inning to put the Dodgers up 2-0. The blast, measured at 402 feet, was Kemp's first home run since May 10.
Diamondbacks rookie Chase Anderson (5-1) came up short in his bid to become the second NL pitcher since 1914 to win his first six career starts. He gave up five hits and two runs in five innings.