Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 1 Month

Kershaw tossed eight strong innings in Sunday's road win over Milwaukee, allowing six hits and one run while striking out six and walking two.

Kershaw, who needed 100 pitches (66 of which were strikes) to get through eight, lowered his MLB-best ERA to 1.78 in the process. Simply put, there's no better pitcher in baseball, with Kershaw set to face the Brewers again in his next start, this time at home on Friday.

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Kershaw allowed three runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out seven over seven innings Tuesday against the Angels.

The Halos got to Kershaw early, scoring all three runs over the first three innings, but the left-hander would settle in and hold them scoreless over the final four frames. He didn't allow a single hit after the third inning, and retired the final 14 of 16 batters he faced. Kershaw was in line for the win, but Brian Wilson coughed up another lead in the eighth inning. He'll search for his 14th win when he takes on the Brewers in Milwaukee on Sunday.

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Clayton Kershaw tossed a two-hitter Saturday as the Dodgers beat the Giants 5-0.

Kershaw didn't threaten another no-hitter in this one -- Gregor Blanco delivered a clean single to center with one out in the first -- but he did notch his ninth career shutout. He faced just three batters over the minimum for his ninth straight win. It was a little bit of an off night for him for strikeouts, but he did finish with seven, reaching that mark for the 12th straight outing. The last pitcher with as many seven-strikeout games in a row was Tim Lincecum in 2009.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 Months

Clayton Kershaw racked up eight strikeouts on Sunday, but was left with a no-decision after surrendering three runs on six hits and a walk over his seven frames.

The big blow against him in the ballgame came in the sixth inning, where Peter Bourjos tied the game with a two-run homer to left-center. Still 11-2 on the season, the dominant southpaw will carry a 1.92 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 134/14 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Giants in San Francisco.

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Clayton Kershaw rolled into the All-Star break with another dominant performance in Thursday's complete game victory over the Padres, racking up 11 strikeouts and allowing only one run.

Kershaw's only mistake came in the form of Chase Headley's sixth inning solo homer, one of three San Diego hits; they also drew one walk. But it wasn't all good news: Kershaw's scoreless innings streak ended at 41 2/3 when Headley's drive left the yard, the first run the left-hander had allowed since June 13 against Arizona. It was the longest single-season scoreless streak since Brandon Webb hurled 42 straight in 2007. Orel Hershiser has the most in the major league divisional era with 59. Kershaw is on his way to another Cy Young award with a 10-2 record and 1.83 ERA in 14 outings.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 2 Months

Clayton Kershaw's dominance continued Friday night against the Rockies, as he tossed eight scoreless innings in a 9-0 victory.

Ho-hum. Another night, another gem. Kershaw held the Rockies to just two hits and one walk while notching eight strikeouts. While Don Mattingly could have sent him out there to finish off the shutout, there was no need to push it with such a big lead. Kershaw has now tossed 36 consecutive scoreless innings and owns a ridiculous 1.85 ERA and 0.87 WHIP on the year. He'll look to keep the streak going in a favorable matchup against the Padres next week.

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Clayton Kershaw delivered another dazzling performance in Sunday's victory over the Cardinals, racking up 13 strikeouts over seven shutout innings.

He allowed just five hits and a pair of walks on the afternoon. That's now 24 shutout inning over his last three starts for the All-Star left-hander. He owns a spectacular 2.04 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 107/11 K/BB ratio over 79 1/3 innings on the season and remains the top overall hurler in the game today. He'll look to continue his dominance when he takes on the Rockies at Coors Field on Friday.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 3 Months

On the heels of throwing his first no-hitter, Clayton Kershaw tossed eight shutout innings in a 2-0 defeat of the Royals on Tuesday.

The Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett noted before the game that the past five pitchers to throw no-hitters were 0-4 with a 7.17 ERA in their next start after the no-no, but the rules don't apply to Kershaw. The left-hander struck out eight while only walking one, making it four straight starts allowing one run or fewer. Kershaw now owns an 8-2 record, 2.24 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 94/.9 K/BB ratio over his 72 1/3 innings this season. The Cardinals are Kershaw's next victims, and they'll hook up on Sunday.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 3 Months

Clayton Kershaw threw the 22nd no-hitter in Dodgers' history, striking out a career-high 15, in an 8-0 win against the Rockies on Wednesday.

Kershaw lost his bid for a perfect game in the seventh innings when Hanley Ramirez -- perhaps still nursing a bum hand -- threw away a grounder from Corey Dickerson. Kershaw needed only 107 pitches to finish the game despite reaching strike three on 15 of 27 batters. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner is on quite a run, having gone 4-1 with a 1.91 ERA and a 43/5 K/BB ratio over his last five starts prior to tonight. He's now won four straight starts, which matches his career high. After firing the first no-hitter at Dodger Stadium since Ramon Martinez did it to the Marlins in 1995, Kershaw won't have to tote a bat to his encore in Kansas City on Tuesday evening.

Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 3 Months

Clayton Kershaw limited the Diamondbacks to one run in seven innings and struck out seven in a win Friday.

Kershaw had one of the worst outings of his career against the Diamondbacks a month ago, but he's 4-1 with a 1.91 ERA and a 43/5 K/BB ratio in five starts since. He's back looking like the NL's best pitcher.