User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools
 
Preview: Dodgers (55-47) at Brewers (56-45)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Miller Park
Date: May 20, 2013 8:10 PM EDT
  

Clayton Kershaw is tied for the majors' lowest ERA, but unfortunately also owns baseball's worst run support average.

Fortunately for him, the Milwaukee Brewers have been awful against left-handers as they face Kershaw in Monday night's opener of a three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers out to snap a six-game road slide.

Kershaw (4-2, 1.40 ERA) is tied with St. Louis rookie Shelby Miller for the lowest ERA in baseball, but his 2.10 run-support average has forced him to be at his best every time out.

A total of 12 runs have been scored by both teams over his last four starts, and Kershaw came within one out of his second shutout as he struck out 11 in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Washington.

Advertisement

Kershaw's 2.70 career ERA tops all starters since 1920 with a minimum of 1,000 innings.

"I haven't been playing very long," he told the Dodgers' official website. "I've got a lot of time to screw it up."

He's yielded one run over 14 innings in winning his two previous outings at Miller Park, where he'll face a Brewers team that is 4-13 against left-handers. Kershaw struck out 12 over eight innings April 28 in a 2-0 home win over Milwaukee (17-25).

Kershaw seeks his first road win in six starts as he faces Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo (3-3, 4.50), who is 1-3 in six career starts against the Dodgers (17-25) with a 6.21 ERA - his second highest against an NL opponent.

The Milwaukee right-hander is 0-2 with a 5.06 ERA over his last three outings, losing his second straight Wednesday after giving up two runs over six innings in a 3-1 loss at Pittsburgh.

These teams are among baseball's worst in May. Los Angeles is 4-12 and Milwaukee is 3-14, with only Houston and Miami (both 4-13) between them.

The Brewers capped a 2-8 trip with Sunday's 4-2 defeat to St. Louis.

"Certainly, it seems like we've been on the road for a month,' star left fielder Ryan Braun said. "It wasn't very much fun. We didn't do many things well.'

Braun is hitting .375 against left-handers, but has had less success versus Kershaw (5 for 19). Carlos Gomez is 4 for 7 against the left-hander and Rickie Weeks - hitting .170 in 2013 - is 4 for 9.

The Dodgers welcomed back Mark Ellis in Sunday's 5-2 defeat at Atlanta. He went 0 for 4 after missing 19 games with a right quadriceps strain.

Matt Kemp was 1 for 13 in the weekend series, with his slugging percentage dropping to a career-low .340.

Carl Crawford homered three times as Los Angeles took two of three at home from Milwaukee from April 26-28. Braun was limited to two hits in 12 at_bats in that series.

NL batting leader Jean Segura is hitting .465 over the last 10 games for the Brewers, who are 5-0 on Mondays.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Dodgers at Brewers
Mon, May 20 Final 3 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Dodgers at Brewers
Tue, May 21 Final 2 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Dodgers at Brewers
Wed, May 22 Final 9 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -111   +140   8 
 MIL  +101   -160   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -117   +140   8 
 MIL  +107   -160   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  68%   31%   39% 
 MIL  32%   69%   61% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 0 Under: 2 
 LAD 2 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 6 Cover: +115 
 LAD 4 Over: 10 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIL 5 Over: 12 
 LAD 7 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Mar 11, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 2 Over: 5 
 MIL 3 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps

 MLB PREVIEWS
 Monday, May 20
 
    Mariners at Indians
12:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Yankees at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    Red Sox at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!