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Dodgers Edge Diamondbacks, 3-1 on Opening Day in Australia

Scott Boehm Getty Images(SYDNEY) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers took care of the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Opening Day in Australia.

In front of a crowd of about 40,000, Clayton Kershaw pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed one run on five hits with seven strike outs in the victory.

The game was delayed because of rain for 14 minutes and the Diamondbacks bus got a flat tire on their trip to the Sydney Cricket Ground and some players decided to walk the last half of a mile to the game.

Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run homer off Wade Smiley in the top of the fourth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-1 lead.

Miley gave up three runs and three hits, striking out eight with two walks after getting the start this week when Patrick Corbin suffered a season ending left elbow injury.

Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Kenley Jansen recorded the save down under.

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