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Dodgers Display Power in Wild, 9-5 Opener

Andre Ethier ... homer, double, three RBI

The Dodgers demonstrated there appreciation of home cooking by battering Arizona 9-5 in the home opener. Los Angeles could only manage three singles but compensated with three doubles and four home runs. Clayton Kershaw struggled, as did Ramon Ortiz, but when the smoke clears the Dodgers were 3-4 on the young season.

Kershaw (1-0) had a solid four innings but then completely lost his command, escaping a bases-loaded one out disaster in the fifth and then issuing two free passes to start the sixth before being excused for the rest of the afternoon. He finished 5.1 innings, allowed only three hits and two runs but walked five to go with his seven strikeouts. He had thunderous support. Seven of the Dodgers...

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