Dodgers rout Rangers behind five home runs and Clayton Kershaw’s stellar pitching


(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

On a night of all-you-can-eat offense, Clayton Kershaw produced two singles and an RBI on Friday for the Dodgers.

He pitched pretty well too, giving up just three hits and an unearned run in a 12-1 Dodgers victory over the Texas Rangers.

The game didn’t feel even that close as the home team pounded Rangers pitching from the start. The Dodgers established a season high with five home runs — by the end of the fourth inning.

“Much needed,” manager Dave Roberts said. “It certainly helps the starter. It helps the bullpen.”

Texas resorted to using position player Charlie Culberson to pitch the eighth. The former Dodger worked a scoreless inning, giving up only an AJ Pollock infield single.

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