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Clayton Kershaw is again dominant in Dodgers win over Padres
Clayton Kershaw is again dominant in Dodgers win over Padres

The Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night presented as convincing a case as any as to why Clayton Kershaw might be the most valuable player in the National League. Replacing a sore-elbowed Zack Greinke as the starting pitcher in the final game of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium, Kershaw limited the visitors to a run and three hits over eight innings to set up a late deficit-reversing two-run home run by Justin Turner. Kershaw improved to 15-3, allowing the Dodgers to extend their lead over the second-place San Francisco Giants in the National League West to 31/2 games. The victory was crucial, considering the Dodgers had dropped four of their...

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