Kershaw, Dodgers blank Braves for 2-0 NLDS lead

Kershaw, Dodgers blank Braves for 2-0 NLDS lead

Manny Machado gave the Los Angeles Dodgers another quick lead in Game 2 of their National League Division Series against the Atlanta Braves, launching a two-run first-inning home run.

Anibal Sanchez started for the Braves on Friday after righty Mike Foltynewicz made his postseason debut in Game 1.

"We've got to start scoring some runs and hopefully we can do that in front of our home crowd", said first baseman Freddie Freeman, who was 1 for 8 with two strikeouts in the first two games.

The Cuban slugger moved up two spots on Friday night after hitting seventh in a 6-0 victory in Game 1 at Dodger Stadium. "I'm going to go full throttle from the very first pitch in the very first inning".

"He had command to both sides of the plate, command at the secondary", Roberts said.

Los Angeles Dodgers' South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has come a long way to reach where he was standing Thursday, in the afterglow of the best postseason start of his career.

Ryu and Kershaw became the second pair of Dodgers starters to have consecutive post-season games with seven-plus scoreless innings. "And so when you take somebody of his caliber, if you do that and he can pop one, then it could change the game, and that's what happened tonight".

The Dodgers started a two-out rally in the second inning after Pederson was hit by a pitch. Turner followed Pederson's homer with a double and Muncy walked. "So to have the noise around him, but when it comes to his day to start and to help his club win a game, I had no concern that anything was going to affect him".

Machado hit a two-run shot on a 3-0 pitch from Sanchez with two outs in the first. In fact, I already noticed the backlash against "playoff Kershaw" when Braves wunderkind Acuna led off with a double.

He chased around to grab a ball hit by Camargo and fired to first in time for the initial out of the fourth.

The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Bill Russell, the shortstop of the Dodgers record-setting 1973-81 infield, and the team's manager from 1996-98. Ryu has quietly been one of the best second half starting pitchers in the NL.

Also, with Corey Seager out for the season, Turner presence in the lineup became even more important and the way the Dodgers reacted when he came back from injury says it all. A single from Charlie Blackmon allowed Parra to score.

"We looked at it and we were kind of (telling) the guys that (Kershaw) was getting ahead with the fastball and we had them be on the attack for it", Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

"It would be one or two of us", Kershaw said, smiling. With a minimum of 400 at-bats for the season, Muncy was just behind Christian Yelich in the National League in wRC+. The 34-year-old signed with the Braves during spring training, five days after being released by the Minnesota Twins. In seven postseason appearances, he is 2-4 with a 2.79 ERA.

September 29: Yasiel Puig smacks a solo home run in the top of the second inning against the San Francisco Giants. He was left off last year's playoff rosters after going 5-9 with a 3.77 ERA. Buehler last pitched on Monday, allowing one hit in 6 2/3 innings and striking out three in the NL West tiebreaker victory over the Rockies.

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