Behind an awe-inspiring performance from Clayton Kershaw, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the NL West title with their win Wednesday over the San Francisco Giants.

On top of his eight innings pitched, the Kershaw displayed his defensive prowess with an amazing behind-the-back stop to save a run. If that wasn’t enough, the Dodger ace tied the game with an RBI triple, which was the first of his career.

Kershaw has been a catalyst for the Dodgers this season and bounced back impressively after missing one month with shoulder inflammation. Kershaw’s dominance has placed him at the front of the conversation for NL MVP consideration.

Following his MLB-best 21st win, Kershaw said he was honored to be considered for MVP, but it wasn’t a focus of his. Instead, the left-hander now has his sights set on the Dodgers’ postseason run.

The postseason begins a week from Friday for the Dodgers, who appear to be hitting their stride at the right time.

Dodgers Nation News

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Kershaw’s Complete Performance Powers Dodgers To NL West Title (VIDEO)

Yasiel Puig Throws Out Gregor Blanco At Third Base (VIDEO)

Yasiel Puig Hits Go-Ahead Solo Home Run Vs. Giants (VIDEO)

Barney Records Final Out, Dodgers Celebrate NL West Title (VIDEO)

PHOTOS: Dodgers Celebrate National League West Title

Instagram: Matt Kemp , A.J. Ellis Thank Fans For Support

Instagram: Dee Gordon Hits His Dougie During Celebration

Instagram: Yasiel Puig Celebrates In His Own Way After Win

VIDEO: Juan Uribe’s Son Steals Show With Dance Moves

MLB News

Phil Hughes: ‘Didn’t Think It Was Right’ – ESPN

Konerko Ready To Put Family Over Baseball – MLB.com

2014 MLB Postseason Schedule – FOX Sports

2014 MLB Award Race Odds Updates In Season’s Final Week – Bleacher Report

David Ortiz Wrist Injury Similar To ’08 – ESPN

About The Author

Eric Avakian is a senior at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in marketing and business administration. Growing up in Burbank, California, Eric grew up as an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan.

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