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Clayton Kershaw has a date with MLB history as Dodgers try to clinch
Clayton Kershaw has a date with MLB history as Dodgers try to clinch

Job 1 for Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday: pitch the Dodgers to the National League West championship. He wins, and they clinch, with the San Francisco Giants on hand to witness the party. Win or lose, Kershaw can etch his name in baseball's record book, another plank in his campaign for the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards. Barring disaster, Kershaw will become the first pitcher to lead the major leagues in earned-run average for four consecutive seasons. Kershaw has a 1.83 ERA, with Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox second at 2.20. On Wednesday, Kershaw and Sale each is scheduled to make his final start of the season. Sale pitches a day game against the Detroit Tigers. If...

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