Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 and Adrian Gonzalez homered as the Dodgers cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Braves in Game 1 of the NLDS. The Dodgers are 5-0 in best-of-five series in their postseason history when winning Game 1.
The Dodgers are favorites to both beat the Braves in the NLDS and to advance to the 2013 World Series. A $16 bet on the Dodgers to beat the Braves in the NLDS would yield a $10 profit with a Los Angeles series triumph.
Hanley Ramirez has had the most success among Dodgers against Kris Medlen (5-for-9 with a home run), but hasn't faced him since 2010. The Braves' NLDS Game 1 starter hasn't allowed an earned run to the Dodgers in 2013, in two starts.