In the meantime, Kershaw plowed by means of the Reds’ lineup. The left-hander faced the minimum from the second till the seventh inning, which Puig led off with a single after hanging out within the fourth. Kershaw struck out the aspect within the sixth. Not overpowering, Kershaw worked each side of the plate with a fastball averaging 90 mph, a slider a couple of ticks under that, and a looping curveball to induce 14 swing-and-misses. He outlasted his counterpart and stored the Dodgers within the recreation.