LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw struck out nine Saturday and took part in his second shutout in as many starts, boosting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh.
Kershaw (2-0) worked seven innings, giving up two hits and walking one.
In his first start of the season, the Dodgers blanked San Francisco 4-0 with Kershaw hitting a homer for the first Los Angeles run.
Starling Marte singled to open the first inning for Pittsburgh and reached third base with two outs, but he was the only runner the Pirates had until the sixth.
A.J. Burnett (0-2) was the hard-luck loser, allowing the lone run on four hits while going 5 1/3 innings.