Kuroda's effort comes at a good time

Pitcher delivers another clutch performance for L.A. in a victory over Mets

Updated: July 23, 2010, 10:37 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Hiroki Kuroda gave the Los Angeles Dodgers eight shutout innings Thursday night. He gave them a much-needed victory, their second in a row, 2-0 over the New York Mets before 42,299 at Dodger Stadium. But mostly, what Kuroda gave the Dodgers was the one thing they needed most.

On the heels of Chad Billingsley's shutout of the San Francisco Giants a night earlier, Kuroda gave them almost as much length as Billingsley did. And for a beleaguered bullpen that was missing its closer ...

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