Homering off of Clayton Kershaw is hard enough. Doing it multiple times in a career is something else. On Saturday, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner became the 15th player to have hit multiple home runs off of Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young Award winner. Bumgarner cranked a no-doubter to left field in the second inning during Saturday’s game, breaking a scoreless tie.
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The other players with two or more homers against Kershaw: Adam Dunn (4); Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Denorfia (3); Alfonso Soriano, Ryan Spilborghs, Paul Goldschmidt, Buster Posey, Brad Hawpe, Jay Bruce, Carlos Gonzalez, Clint Barmes, Vernon Wells, Jayson Werth, and Joey Votto (2).
Bumgarner now has 12 career home runs. He hit five last season and four in 2014.
On the mound, Bumgarner got a no decision, giving up one run on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over six innings. The Dodgers pulled out a 10-inning 3-2 victory.