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Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 as Dodgers defeat Braves, 6-1
Clayton Kershaw strikes out 12 as Dodgers defeat Braves, 6-1

The Dodgers looked like that team from midsummer that stormed to the top of the division, while Clayton Kershaw looked a lot like the pitcher they’ve seen all season. It all proved too much for the Atlanta Braves, who saw the Dodgers jump out to a 6-1 victory in the opener of their National League division series at Turner Field in Atlanta on Thursday. Kershaw was dominating, striking out 12 Braves and holding them to the one run on just three hits in his seven innings. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Braves 1 It was the second-most strikeouts in the postseason for a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, after the 15 New York Yankees Sandy Koufax struck out in the opener of...

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