Clayton Kershaw raised his arms toward the heavens and smiled.
The Dodgers were again the champions of the National League West.
The most expensive team in baseball history did what was expected of them when the regular season started, securing a third consecutive division title Tuesday night with an 8-0 victory over the second-place San Francisco Giants.
If the Dodgers' uninspiring performances over the last 10 days elicited skepticism about what they might do in the postseason, this game offered a reminder of why they are World Series contenders.
Whatever their faults, they still have Kershaw.
Retiring the final 19 batters, Kershaw delivered his most...