Clayton Kershaw allowed 2 runs in 6 innings but got no support from his offense.
Dodgers Fall Short on Kershaw's Birthday
Clayton Kershaw pitched into the sixth inning on his 24th birthday for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 4-3 loss Monday to the Cleveland Indians.
The NL Cy Young Award winner allowed one run - his first this spring - and three singles over 5 1-3 innings. The left-hander walked two and struck out four. He got eight outs on grounders and has a 0.73 ERA in 12 1-3 innings over three starts this spring.
Carlos Santana hit the first pitch from Dodgers reliever Javy Guerra for his second homer and a 2-0 lead.
Indians starter Jeanmar Gomez pitched one-hit ball for four innings in his first Cactus League start. The right-hander has yet to give up a run in 11 innings over four outings.
Jose Lopez had an RBI single off Kershaw in the first. Lonnie Chisenhall added a two-run single in the eighth for Cleveland.
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