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Clayton Kershaw pitches another gem in Dodgers' testy 6-1 victory over Giants

Clayton Kershaw pitches another gem in Dodgers' testy 6-1 victory over Giants

A solitary figure parted the crowd, with the San Francisco Giants massed on one side of the diamond and the Dodgers gathering outside their dugout. In baseball, bench-clearing skirmishes involve more grandstanding than fisticuffs, and Clayton Kershaw had little time for foolishness. He punched his glove and jogged to the mound, preparing to warm up as the umpires sorted out the tizzy between Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal and Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto.

“It’s just a lot of talk,” Kershaw said. “I was just going to keep on playing, if it was the same to everybody else.”

The tiff delivered some drama in the third inning of a 6-1 Dodgers victory. But it could not distract...

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