LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts got everything he had hoped for.
Clayton Kershaw bounced back from two bad outings with six sharp innings Friday night, and Gavin Lux drove in four runs and hit one of five homers as Los Angeles routed the Texas Rangers 12-1.
But Roberts’ joy after the win was tempered due to possible injuries to Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger.
Muncy, whose two-run shot in the first inning started the barrage, felt something in his right side tighten during the at-bat and left the game after homering. Bellinger was limping rounding first base after an RBI single in the fifth inning, and his night also ended early.
Roberts said he is hoping Muncy doesn’t have an issue with his oblique, while Bellinger’s issue could be a hamstring. Roberts said there will be additional testing and clarity on Saturday.