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Dodgers 0, Giants 0, end of four

March 31, 2011 |  6:18 pm

The crowd is fairly subdued for a season opener. It appears the Dodgers sold their full allotment of 56,000 tickets. No-shows are not a real factor.

The press box is jammed, with several national writers taking in the first game of the defending champions. Nope, not here for the Dodgers. Ex-Dodger Orel Hershiser is in the ESPN booth.

Clayton Kershaw continued to have his way with the Giants in the fourth. An Aubrey Huff fly was chased down at the wall by Andre Ethier in right, before Kershaw struck out Buster Posey and Pat Burrell. That's eight strikeouts in four innings.

Juan Uribe opened the bottom of the fourth with a deep drive to dead center that was caught on the warning track by Andres Torres. Tim Lincecum then struck out Rod Barajas and got Jamey Carroll to ground out.

--  Steve Dilbeck