Giants beat Kershaw and Dodgers 2-1

Photos by Guri Dhaliwal   (Martinez News-Gazette)

There was no full moon above Oracle Park on Friday night. If there had been, that might have explained some of the oddities that transpired on the field below, where the Dodgers experienced something that happens once in a blue moon:

They lost a game Clayton Kershaw started.

The San Francisco Giants snapped a scoreless tie with two runs in the sixth inning off the Dodgers left-hander and held on for a 2-1 victory before a crowd of 35,157, marking the first time since Aug. 13 against San Francisco — a span of 17 regular-season starts — that the Dodgers lost a game Kershaw started.

Kershaw pitched well, giving up two runs and six hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking one, and suffered his first loss since last July 21 at Milwaukee, a span of 21 regular-season starts.

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