Pro Sports Update

Rams blanked in L.A. Debut, Kershaw chased early in his first game back from back injury.

Kyle Kohner, Writer

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NFL

L.A. Rams: The Rams had a disappointing Los Angeles debut, surprisingly getting blanked 28-0 by the San Francisco 49ers, their subpar division foes. The 49ers’ stifling front seven kept Rams’ star running back Todd Gurley to a measly 47 rushing yards. The San Francisco defense caused complications for the usually solid quarterback Case Keenum, who tossed two interceptions to go along with a pedestrian 130 passing yards. On Sunday, L.A. will go home for their home opener against their toughest division rival, Seattle Seahawks.

MLB

L.A. Angels: L.A. headed home on Sept. 9 for a three game set versus the AL West division-leading Texas Rangers. The Angels came away with a loss on Friday and Saturday, but managed to squeak away one win during the series loss. L.A. began a three game set against the Seattle Mariners on Sept. 12. Unfortunately, the Angels lost the first game 8-1. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons was the lone bright star of the week with two home runs.

Player of the Week: Andrelton Simmons: 2 HR, 1 3B, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 2 SB

L.A. Dodgers: L.A. hit the road for a three game set against the Miami Marlins on Sept. 9. Friday also marked the return for L.A.’s ace of the staff, Clayton Kershaw, who had been out with a back injury since June. Unfortunately, the Marlins soiled Kershaw’s return, who pitched only three innings in a 4-1 loss. Trade deadline acquisition Rich Hill took the mound for L.A. on Sept. 9 and threw a perfect seven innings. Unfortunately, he would not complete his run for a perfect game after he was pulled before the eighth due to a lingering blister on his hand. The Dodgers ultimately dropped the series after Sunday’s game, then flew to New York on Monday and took on the Yankees. Rookie pitcher Jose De Leon followed up his masterful debut last week to spin five solid innings while giving up only two runs to help the Dodgers to a 8-2 win.

Player of the week: Rich Hill: W(3-0), 7 innings, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9K