Updated 11:50 p.m. ET
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 in Game 1 of the 2017 World Series in Los Angeles on the strength of superior pitching and timely home runs.
The Dodgers got a strong performance by their ace, Clayton Kershaw, who struck out 11 batters over seven innings, surrendering only one run on three hits. He walked none.
"It was a special night for Clayton," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said about his three-time Cy Young Award winner.