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Clayton Kershaw wins again as Dodgers down Nationals, 4-1
Clayton Kershaw wins again as Dodgers down Nationals, 4-1

Aut-o-matic. OK, that’s not really fair, which doesn’t mean it doesn’t feel right. Clayton Kershaw started for the Dodgers on Tuesday night, so naturally you know what that means: more domination, more pitching brilliance and another victory. Kershaw pitched -- also hit and ran -- the Dodgers to a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 43,352. The victory maintained the Dodgers’ two-game lead over the core-of-the-sun-hot San Francisco Giants in the National League West. The Giants have won seven of their last eight. Kershaw held the Nationals to one run on three hits and two walks in his eight innings, striking out eight in...

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