Hiroki Kuroda gave up two runs on just three hits in eight strong innings, and the Dodgers touched-up Merkin Valdez and Bob Howry in a five-run seventh inning in a 10-3 Dodger rout to open a three-game set at AT&T Park in San Francisco, in front of 39,212. Kuroda continues to duck flying objects with the nerve of a fighter pilot. After being brutally beaned by a batted ball in Arizona less than a month ago, this time he had to avoid a splintered bat that appeared to be headed his way. This after both a line drive and a broken bat menaced the Japanese righty during a rehab start at Class-A Inland Empire of San Bernardino. Joe Torre was typically stoic about it all. “You just sort of shake your head,” sad the Dodgers manager. “You think, ‘They’re shooti ...
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