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Astros Vs. Dodgers Final Score: Houston's Offense Struggles Again, Lose 5-1 To Los Angeles

The offense for the Astros scored only one run for the second straight game against the Dodgers, and the also loss for the second straight game. This time the Astros lost 5-1.

Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw is responsible for shutting down the Astros offense by pitching seven scoreless innings, striking out nine, allowing three hits and walking two. As for the Astros they brought out Kyle Weiland who pitched fairly well by going six innings and allowing three runs, but he did give up a two home runs with one to James Loney and Matt Kemp.

The pitching for the Astros took a turn for the worst when Rhiner Cruz came in to relieve Weiland as he pitched only 2/3 of an inning and allowed two runs, two walks and a hit to give the Dodgers a commanding 5-0 lead.

The lone run by the Astros was scored when J.D. Martinez knocked in Justin Maxwell in the bottom of the eighth inning. In the bottom of the ninth the Astros were shutdown by Jamey Wright who pitched a perfect ninth inning.

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