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The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout and provided the only run he needed with a solo home run in the 8th inning, leading his team to a 4-0 home Opening Day victory over San Francisco. Not only was it Kershaw's first career home run, he became the first pitcher to toss a shutout and hit a home run in an opener since Bob Lemon did it for Cleveland in 1953. The 25-year-old lefty also became the first pitcher to homer on Opening Day since Joe Magrane of St. Louis in 1988, and the first Dodgers pitcher to do it since Don Drysdale in 1965.
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