All good things must come to an end.

After 11-straight lossless home outings, Clayton Kershaw was defeated at Chavez Ravine. The Giants jumped on him early and had just enough pitching to protect a 4-3 lead.

Kershaw’s last home loss came against Don Mattingly’s Miami Marlins last April. Since then, Kershaw went 10-0 with a 0.65 ERA at Dodger Stadium.

But Monday was a different story. For the first time since the Miami game, Kershaw struggled on his own field, allowing all four runs, including two homers.

Buster Posey blasted a Kershaw slider into the left field seats.

“I don’t know if I would pinpoint it all to (the slider), but it definitely didn’t help that wasn’t great for me tonight,” Kershaw said. “There’s a lot of stuff. It just wasn’t a great night.”

Kershaw’s next chance to rebound is against a porous San Diego lineup Saturday.

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