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Clayton Kershaw special, if not perfect, in Dodgers' 3-0 win over Mets

Clayton Kershaw special, if not perfect, in Dodgers' 3-0 win over Mets

From his station behind home plate, Yasmani Grandal glanced up at the scoreboard at Citi Field, expecting to see that the game was in the fourth inning. It was already in the sixth. Suddenly, it occurred to the Dodgers catcher that baseball history might be unfolding in front of him. "I definitely thought we were going to see a perfect game tonight," Grandal said. Clayton Kershaw entertained the possibility too — "Right around the time he got a hit," Kershaw later recalled with a chuckle. Curtis Granderson singled to right field to start the bottom of the seventh inning, depriving Kershaw of what could have been the signature moment of an already-decorated...

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