Kershaw pulled after 7 with perfect game; Dodgers top Twins
Dodgers Twins Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig) (Craig Lassig)MINNEAPOLIS — (AP) — Clayton Kershaw took a perfect game through seven innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in his season debut before being pulled, dominating the Minnesota Twins with 13 strikeouts in 21 batters during a 7-0 victory on Wednesday. Manager Dave Roberts pulled Kershaw after 80 pitches on a cold afternoon at Target Field. Cody Bellinger, Gavin Lux and Austin Barnes hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the eighth against reliever Dereck Rodriguez, who made his Twins debut. LHP Reiver Sanmartin (0-1, 19.29 ERA) pitches for the Reds to start the four-game series.wftv.com
Sigh and Cy: Bieber tagged, Bauer sharp in Dodgers debut
Bieber bounced back with a pair of strikeouts, but Nick Heath hit a single to put the Royals up 3-0. DODGERS 10, ROCKIES 0 (6 INNINGS)Trevor Bauer, pitching for the first time since signing a $102 million, three-year contract, debuted in Dodger blue with two scoreless innings. Jameson Taillon followed with a scoreless inning. CUBS 1, PADRES 0 (7)Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks struck out two in two scoreless innings. BREWERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 1 (8)Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta each threw a scoreless inning for Milwaukee before Jordan Zimmermann gave up a run.