LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out 11, the most by a pitcher in a World Series opener since 1968, Chris Taylor and Justin Turner homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night.

With the Dodgers in the World Series for the first time since 1988, Taylor homered on the first pitch of the game by Dallas Keuchel.

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Alex Bregman homered leading off the fourth against Kershaw, who allowed three hits and walked none in seven innings. Turner followed Taylor’s two-out walk in the sixth with a two-run homer.

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Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen followed Kershaw with a perfect inning each. Jansen earned the save.

Rich Hill starts for the Dodgers in Game 2 on Wednesday night and Justin Verlander for the Astros.

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