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Kershaw, who is in line to start Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday, finished with a 1.77 ERA in 198.1 innings to become the first pitcher in baseball history to win four consecutive ERA titles.

Kershaw also led the league in wins with 21, complete games six, and he missed a strikeout title by a mere three punchouts. He's a lock for the NL Cy Young and should garner heavy MVP consideration.

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Kershaw will throw a simulated game Sunday afternoon, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

The Dodgers are simply trying to get their ace some regular work, as he last pitched Wednesday against the Giants, and likely won't pitch again until Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.

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Kershaw (21-3) led the Dodgers to a National League West-clinching victory over the Giants on Wednesday, allowing one run on eight hits with 11 strikeouts over eight innings.

Kershaw, who is a Cy Young Award lock, continues to make his case as NL MVP. The left-hander found himself in trouble a couple times during the game, but was able to get out of the jam each time and even hit an RBI triple of his own. Kershaw ends the regular season with a jaw-dropping 1.77 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and 228:31 K:BB ratio in 198.1 innings.

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Kershaw registered his 20th victory of the season Friday afternoon, as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits and three walks while piling up nine strikeouts in a 14-5 rout of the Cubs.

Kershaw certainly was not at top form Friday, but he did not have to be after the Dodgers' lineup plated six runs in the top of the first and 14 total for the afternoon. The 26-year-old southpaw has now reached the 20-win threshold for the second time in his career and seems to be a virtual lock to pick up his third NL Cy Young Award. Kershaw is slated to make one more regular season start in 2014, which should come Wednesday against the Giants.

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Kershaw tossed eight innings of two-run ball Sunday against the Giants to improve to 19-3.

...and his ERA actually goes up, from 1.67 to 1.70. We could cherry-pick from among a host of unbelievable stats on Kershaw's 2015 campaign, but for now we'll just note that he's gone at least eight innings in each of his last seven starts.

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Kershaw allowed three runs, only one of them earned, on three hits and two walks while striking out eight Padres on Monday for his league-leading 18th win of the season.

Kershaw was hurt by some shoddy Dodgers defense, but pitched his way out of any major damage. The lefty is getting National League MVP buzz to go along with his shoe-in Cy Young Award status. Only seven pitchers have won both awards in either league, Justin Verlander being the most recent in 2011. Kershaw will face the rival Giants on the road Sunday.

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Kershaw pitched another gem Tuesday, pitching eight innings of one-run ball against the Nationals to pick up his 17th win of the year, while allowing just three hits and two walks and striking out eight batters.

At 17-3 with a 1.70 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and an astonishing 202:25 K:BB ratio in 169.1 innings pitched, what's left for Kershaw to prove? The guy is just having a season for the ages. Just think what could have been if he didn't miss the first month of the season. His next start is set for Tuesday at home against the Padres.

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Kershaw was masterful again Wednesday, allowing a run (unearned) on six hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts in a victory over the Diamondbacks.

It's the thrid double-digit strikeout game for Kershaw in a row and the sixth overall. He's fanned at least nine batters seven more times. Kershaw has gone at least seven innings in 14 straight starts dating back to June 8 and allowed more than three runs only once all season. The left-hander will face the Nationals on Tuesday.

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Kershaw was his usual dominant self Thursday against the Padres, tossing eight innings of one-run ball, allowing three hits, and fanning 10.

Kershaw improved to 15-3 with a 1.82 ERA. He's gone at least seven innings in each of his last 13 starts while allowing more than three earned runs just once all year.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 Month

Kershaw will start Thursday against the Padres, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

The Dodgers will take advantage of Monday's off day and push Zack Greinke from Thursday to Saturday, affording him some extra rest for his ailing elbow. Kershaw will move up a day to oppose right-hander Tyson Ross in the finale against San Diego, but he'll still be on regular rest.