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Clayton Kershaw wins 20th and Dodgers clinch playoff berth
Clayton Kershaw wins 20th and Dodgers clinch playoff berth

Like many times before, Clayton Kershaw downplayed his performance Friday and highlighted the contributions of his teammates. Only this time, his words reflected reality, not his modesty. Kershaw became baseball's first 20-game winner on a day he wasn't close to his best, as the Dodgers made up for his pedestrian five-inning start with a six-run first inning and four home runs in a 14-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. “I've always said wins are a team stat,” said Kershaw (20-3), who was charged with three runs in a laborious 106-pitch effort. Here's another team stat: The magic number to guarantee the Dodgers a postseason berth is zero....

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