When was the last time Kershaw felt happy coming out of a game?“The start before this one,” he said. “Then before that, September, I guess.”Kershaw pitched pretty well, too. He allowed two runs over seven innings, both on Arenado’s home run. The left-hander walked one batter and struck out seven.The Dodgers collected 17 hits as a team. Every member of the starting lineup collected at least one and Kershaw had three — a new career high. Andre Ethier, Howie Kendrick, Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson all hit home runs.Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with two doubles and Ethier, Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins had two hits apiece. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error DENVER >> Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers were due for a game like this.Their 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies looked easy. The consensus best pitcher in baseball hadn’t had an easy game for a while, but the two runs Kershaw allowed Monday, both on a home run by Nolan Arenado, could not have meant less.The Dodgers scored six runs in the sixth inning and three more in the ninth, ensuring that Kershaw (4-3) would have a winning record for the first time all year.“I felt the last two (starts) especially I felt happy coming out of the game,” he said. “That’s a new feeling for me. I try to build on that, sure.” Gonzalez also made several nifty picks on throws in the dirt to first base. It was a byproduct of the shadows that covered the left side of the infield, but not the right, in the early innings of a game that began at 6 p.m. local time.Other than the shadows, Gonzalez said, a first baseman usually looks forward to coming to Denver. The Dodgers scored in only three of the 27 innings they played at Busch Stadium over the weekend. Denver is different.“It doesn’t have anything to do with leaving St. Louis, it has to do with coming to Coors,” Gonzalez said. “Chances are, if you put up good at-bats you’re going to have good numbers or positive stats. “I hit two balls in St. Louis that would have been homers here, or doubles,” he continued. “They ended up being outs. You turn two balls that could’ve been a homer and a double that could’ve been 0-for-2 — now the series looks bad. But if those two balls are a double and a homer, now the series is not as bad. That little bit can be the biggest difference in the world.”Once the Dodgers were done dumping syrup on the maple-bacon goodness that is hitting at a mile-high stadium, one piece of mystery meat remained on the platter: Who would start the first game of a Tuesday doubleheader, a game that was scheduled to begin roughly 16 hours after the final pitch Monday?David Huff was brought up from Triple-A prior to the game. The veteran left-hander had started one game already this season. But Huff pitched the eighth inning Monday, ruling him out.Would it be Joe Wieland, who was scheduled to start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday? Like Huff, Wieland had already been entrusted with a spot start for the Dodgers.Or would it be Zach Lee, the 2011 first-round draft pick who’s been knocking at the door all season with a 2.38 earned-run average?“We won’t start somebody that’s never started a major league game before tomorrow,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said before the game.So much for Lee.Only after the game did Mattingly reveal that the Dodgers would recall left-handed pitcher Ian Thomas from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Thomas had been used as a reliever by the Atlanta Braves, who traded him to the Dodgers as part of the six-player trade that sent Juan Uribe to Atlanta last Wednesday.Thomas would not start the game, Mattingly said. Rather, the Dodgers will have eight available relievers for a “bullpen game,” and former Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio will start. The veteran right-hander has a 1.29 earned-run average in 16 appearances out of the bullpen this season for the Dodgers.The doubleheader was needed to make up a game that was rained out at Coors Field on May 9.
Join DAZN and watch Combate Fresno: Frausto vs. Cordoba on August 2Cordoba (9-1) returns for the first time since May 2017. She got her MMA career off to a rapid start, winning her first eight fights, seven by stoppage. The native of Costa Rica suffered her first loss to Sabina Mazo and then bounced back for a second-round submission of Alejandra Orozco a little over two years ago.This is a solid test for Frausto to see where she is at this stage of her career. Here is everything you need to know about Combate Fresno:How to watch Combate Fresno on DAZNCombate Fresno is available on DAZN, the global live-sports streaming service, as well as Univision.A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports — is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly-plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com. Zoila Frausto continues her comeback when she meets Reina Cordoba on Friday in the main event of Combate Fresno at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., live and exclusively on DAZN. Frausto (14-5) returned from a three-year hiatus in February to stop Jaimelene Nievera in the first round at Combate 31. After a seven-fight win streak, the former Bellator strawweight champion lost four in a row before taking her leave of absence. She transitioned to Muay Thai and kickboxing, going 6-0 in those styles before returning to her roots earlier this year. What time does Combate Fresno start?The six-fight prelims are slated to get underway at 10 p.m. ET, with the main card kicking off closer to midnight.Combate Fresno fight cardMain cardZoila Frausto vs. Reina Cordoba; Women’s FlyweightJ.C. Llamas vs. Joaquin Lopez; WelterweightIsaiah Batin-Gonzalez vs. Jesse Strader; BantamweightPreliminary card Adrian Guzman vs. Jose “Froggy” Estrada; Catchweight (150 pounds)Paul Elizondo vs. Mike Tubera; FlyweightJose Avalos vs. Trey Branch; BantamweightAlbert Gonzales vs. Javier Pedroza; Catchweight (180 pounds)Brock Dias vs. Carlos Figueroa; FeatherweightAustin Liu vs. Daniel Oseguera; Bantamweight