Los Angeles Dodgers: Game Two Keys to Victory

Posted: 8th October 2009 by PJ Ross in MLB
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The Los Angeles Dodgers captured a 5-3 Game One victory over the St. Louis Cardinals last night. Matt Kemp keyed the effort with a first-inning, two-run home run that ignited the Dodgers offense early and set the tone for the evening. The game saw the teams combine to leave 30 men on base, a record for a nine-inning playoff game. Both teams will make a quick turnaround, as they play at 3 p.m. Pacific Time today, after last nightÆs game went three hours and 54 minutes, the longest nine-inning NLDS game ever. It is imperative for the Dodgers to win Game Two and take a 2-0 series lead back to St. Louis, and in order for the Dodgers to do so, they must achieve these three keys to victory. á 1) Clayton Kershaw must pitch into the sixth inning. When the 21-year-old takes the mound today, he wi ...

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