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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw gives striking performance in win over Nationals

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw gives striking performance in win over Nationals

Only three National League pitchers have struck out 200 batters or more in six consecutive seasons in baseball's modern era. The first was Sandy Koufax, the second Tom Seaver. The most recent pitcher to reach the benchmark was Clayton Kershaw, who became part of the exclusive group Wednesday night in the Dodgers' 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals at Dodger Stadium. Kershaw (10-6) struck out eight batters and didn't walk any over eight innings, raising his major league-leading season total to 205. He gave up three hits and lowered his earned-run average to 2.39. Kershaw said he appreciated his latest entry into the history books because of what it...

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