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.
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