On Thursday, the Oakland Athletics once again proved that they own the Los Angeles Dodgers at the O.co Coliseum. The A's won by a final score of 4-1, completing the three-game sweep in walk-off fashion. The Dodgers have not won a game in Oakland since 2001.
In the bottom of the second, Jonny Gomes hit a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch and came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Inge. That would be pretty much the extent of the damage the A's were able to do against Dodgers starter and reigning NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw.
The Dodgers finally got on the board against Travis Blackley in the fourth inning thanks to an RBI single by Juan Rivera. Both starters would hold the score at 1-1 until the ninth inning. Kershaw and Blackley were fantastic, each giving up one run on three hits through eight innings of work. Kershaw walked two and struck out seven, while Blackley walked none and struck out six.
In the bottom of the ninth, Coco Crisp led off with a walk and Jemile Weeks hit a bunt single that sent Crisp to third base. The Dodgers were forced to pitch to Yoenis Cespedes, who drove an 0-1 fastball down the left field line for a three-run walk-off homer.