Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers salvage split

Jul 19, 2015

Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers salvage split

Clayton Kershaw injected some normalcy into what had been a strange 24 hours at Nationals Park. Kershaw continued his mastery of the Nationals, striking out a season-high 14 in eight shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated Washington 4-2 to earn a split ...

Jul 13, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw named to NL All-Star team

Clayton Kershaw is going to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati despite a .500 record in the first half for the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The current National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner wasn’t elected by his peers and he finished third ...

Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

Jul 9, 2015

Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

The Miami Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki finally snapped his career-worst hitless streak on Wednesday, hitting a single in his second plate appearance during his team’s 6-3 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. Ichiro hit a flare off Rick Porcello (5-9) to short center in the ...

Kershaw shines at plate, on mound

Jun 2, 2015

Kershaw shines at plate, on mound

Clayton Kershaw’s hitting actually overshadowed his pitching. Now that doesn’t happen every day. Kershaw had a career-high three hits to back his strong pitching performance and Joc Pederson lined one of Los Angeles’ four homers, helping the Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-4 on ...

Mar 21, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw takes liner to face

Clayton Kershaw broke a tooth when he was hit in the face by a line drive in the third, then he finished a sharp five-inning outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics in a game between split ...

Kershaw, Trout named league MVPs by wide margins

Nov 14, 2014

Kershaw, Trout named league MVPs by wide margins

For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end. Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, coasting to an easy victory Thursday. “A little bit of shock, honestly,” the Dodgers ...

Kershaw, Kluber honored as Cy Young Award winners

Nov 13, 2014

Kershaw, Kluber honored as Cy Young Award winners

Everyone expected Clayton Kershaw to pitch a shutout, and he did — a unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award. Corey Kluber edging out Felix Hernandez for the AL pitching prize, that was no sure thing. Now, the big question: Is Kershaw the ...

Adams blasts HR off Kershaw as Cardinals eliminate Dodgers

Oct 8, 2014

Adams blasts HR off Kershaw as Cardinals eliminate Dodgers

Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm — and he didn’t really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter’s box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base. ...

Cardinals stage stunning rally

Oct 4, 2014

Cardinals stage stunning rally

Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals won a slugfest no one saw coming. Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in ...

Dodgers capture NL West

Sep 25, 2014

Dodgers capture NL West

Clayton Kershaw strode into the Los Angeles Dodgers clubhouse with a rare demand. “Give me some,” he yelled, making a beeline for an icy tub of champagne and beer. The probable NL Cy Young Award winner and MVP candidate grabbed a bottle of bubbly ...

Kershaw nabs 20th victory

Sep 20, 2014

Kershaw nabs 20th victory

Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year. A.J. Ellis and company took care of the rest. Kershaw became the majors’ ...

Kershaw sails to 18th victory

Sep 9, 2014

Kershaw sails to 18th victory

Clayton Kershaw toyed with yet another opponent. Kershaw became the major leagues’ first 18-game winner, Yasiel Puig ended a 60 at-bat RBI drought, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Padres 9-4 on Monday night. Hanley Ramirez tied a season high with four hits ...