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Kershaw pitches two-hitter as Dodgers beat Giants

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The Canadian Press
7/27/2014 12:27:55 AM
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Clayton Kershaw threw a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and an RBI and Juan Uribe had two hits and two RBIs to help the Dodgers move into first place in the NL West, a half-game ahead of the Giants.

Kershaw (12-2) walked one and struck out seven in his ninth career shutout and second this season. It also was his fourth complete game of the year and 15th of his career. The left-hander improved to 12-6 with a 1.40 ERA in 23 career games against the Giants, including 7-2 with a 0.69 ERA at AT&T Park.

Ryan Vogelsong (5-8) retired the first 11 batters before Hunter Pence lost Gonzalez's double in the sun with two outs in the fourth. Hanley Ramirez followed with an RBI single.

The Giants have been shut out in four of Vogelsong's last five starts and the right-hander has received an average of two runs per game of support at home, the second-lowest in the NL. Vogelsong lost his fifth straight decision; matching his longest such streak since 2011.

Joaquin Arias was the lone Giants hitter to reach as far as second base against Kershaw and he reached on a fielding error. Michael Morse singled with two outs in the seventh.

Uribe, who has 17 RBIs against his former team since leaving after the 2010 season, drove in runs in the fifth and sixth. Yasiel Puig scored on Dan Uggla's throwing error in the sixth.

Gonzalez singled home a run in the seventh.

NOTES: Giants C Hector Sanchez was placed on the 7-day DL with a mild concussion. C Andrew Susac was recalled from Triple-A Fresno and made his major league debut as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning. ... RHP Jake Peavey, who arrived at the park during the sixth after being acquired from Boston, makes his NL season debut in Sunday's series finale. He's 8-5 in San Francisco and 14-2 overall against the Dodgers. ... The Dodgers have won Kershaw's last 10 starts. ... Dodgers OF Matt Kemp singled in the fifth and has 136 hits against the Giants, second among active players. Gonzalez has 132. ... LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (11-5, 3.39) makes Sunday's start for the Dodgers. He's 7-2 in 10 road starts. ... L.A. manager Don Mattingly said before the game that he "feels a difference in the stands" in the rivalry. "It's not just any other game anymore," he said.

Clayton Kershaw  (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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