MLB: Top 5 Storylines from Opening Week of the Season

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3-Giants draw first blood against the Dodgers

Apr 3, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) is congratulated by third base coach Tim Flannery (1) after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Opening Day, Clayton Kershaw had one of the best individual performances a man can have on the diamond. He pitched a complete game shutout and hit a homer against the Dodgers’ blood rivals, the Giants.

It truly was a great moment for Dodger baseball, as it was the opening statement to their fans that the Magic Johnson management group had proven they could beat the World Champs.

However, in a flash and a Madison Bumgarner start, San Francisco proved why they are wearing rings from 2012. The Giants rebounded over the next two games, beating LA 3-0 and 5-3. It was like a flashback to the playoffs, with the black and orange not wanting to drop their opening series for the second straight year, they kept Dodger slugger Matt Kemp hitless and won a start despite the erratic Tim Lincecum walking seven batters in only five innings.

The Giants proved that they are still the class of the NL West by beating the heavy spending Dodgers in LA and taking their first series in a rivalry that promises to provide the best drama in baseball this season.