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Clayton Kershaw flirts with perfect game in Dodgers' 3-0 win

Clayton Kershaw flirts with perfect game in Dodgers' 3-0 win

This is when you know a pitcher has reached the peak of his profession: Clayton Kershaw has another brilliant outing Wednesday and what people will talk about is that he did not throw a perfect game or no-hitter. He did, however, come close. Kershaw retired 16 consecutive batters to open the game, ultimately giving up three hits in his eight innings to lead the Dodgers to a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 44,911. Backed by a couple of nice defensive plays by Enrique Hernandez, on this night playing shortstop, Kershaw was still working on a perfect game with one out in the sixth when rookie Michael Taylor lined a double off the...

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