Starling Marte was the only Pirates player to get a hit Saturday night. (Photo credit: David Hague)
Carved. Sliced. Diced. Slashed. Controlled. Mastered. Dominated. Dismantled.
You can use any verb you would like to describe what Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw did to the Pirates in a 1-0 L.A. victory Saturday night. But one works best.
He Kershawed them.
"That was the same as I remember him," Pirates second baseman Neil Walker said. "That guy has been good as anybody over the last four years."
The back-to-back National League ERA champion fired jittery fastballs and dive-bombing sliders past hitters for 17 swings-and-misses on his way to nine strikeouts and just one walk. Over Kershaw's seven masterful innings to blank the Pirates for a second straight night, Starling Marte...
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