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Dodgers 8, Rockies 0: Kershaw shuts down Rockies

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Roy Oswalt faltered for his third straight start, but it mattered little as Clayton Kershaw put on a dominant performance in a complete game shutout of the Rockies.

Clayton Kershaw dominated the Rockies in an 8-0 win for the Dodgers.
Clayton Kershaw dominated the Rockies in an 8-0 win for the Dodgers.
Justin Edmonds

This is what happens when one of the top pitchers in baseball brings his 'A'-game.

Clayton Kershaw mowed down the Rockies, allowing just four singles in a complete game shutout that saw him strike out eight and throw just 108 pitches.

Yorvit Torrealba had a pair of hits, and Todd Helton and DJ LeMahieu added singles to complete the Rockies' offensive effort. Michael Cuddyer went 0-for-4, seeing his hitting streak end at 27 games. Kershaw did not walk a batter.

Roy Oswalt was not as sharp for the Rockies, allowing five runs on nine hits in five innings, walking one and striking out five. The Dodgers got on the board against Oswalt in the second thanks to back-to-back singles from Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier that were followed by a run-scoring ground out by Matt Kemp and an RBI single from Juan Uribe to give LA a 2-0 lead.

The Dodgers doubled their lead in the third when Yasiel Puig led off the inning with a double that was followed by Adrian Gonzalez's team-leading 11th home run of the season. Puig hit a home run of his own in the seventh, a solo shot off of Adam Ottavino that extended LA's lead to 6-0.

The series continues tomorrow as Zack Grienke takes on Tyler Chatwood.

Source: FanGraphs

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