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A.J. Ellis

Kershaw fans 14, Dodgers split the day with Nationals

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 of the two games decided Saturday. Hours earlier, pinch-hitter Matt den Dekker lined a two-run homer in the eighth inning that lifted the Nationals over the Dodgers 5-3 in the completion of a game suspended a day earlier after the fifth because of a lighting malfunction. The scheduled game belonged to Kershaw. "Looking back, it's probably as close as I remember his stuff being to his no-hitter day last June,"...

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