Kershaw Leads Dodgers over Giants, 4-0 On Opening Day


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Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) —  Clayton Kershaw can do it all.

The 25-year-old Kershaw hit his first career home run while pitching a four-hit shutout, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-0 opening day victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Kershaw (1-0) became the first pitcher to throw a shutout and hit a home run in an opener since Bob Lemon did it for Cleveland in 1953.

“Opening Day was everything I could hope for,” Kershaw said. “Hopefully we got 161 more of those coming up.”

Kershaw struck out seven and walked none in his sixth-career shutout.  Giants starter Matt Cain gave up four hits in six scoreless innings.

George Kontos (0-1), took the loss for the defending World Series champs.

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