LOS ANGELES -- As Monday's slugfest between the Giants and Dodgers dragged on into extra innings, Los Angeles was forced to turn to unlikely hitters in its 5-4, walk-off victory.
Clayton Kershaw came to bat as a pinch-hitter in the 11th with a runner on first, two out and the score tied, 4-4, as the Dodgers were out of position players. Kershaw, a career .153 hitter, came to the plate with a standing ovation and "M-V-P" chants from those remaining at Dodger Stadium.
Steve Bourbon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.