Clayton Kershaw worked through to the seventh inning without conceding hits and struck out 11 to become the first pitcher with 13 major league victories this season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday in a game Which faced the two best teams in the National League.
Kershaw (13-2) gave up two hits in seven innings. A Chris Owings single with an out in the seventh episode ruined his attempt to get the second game in his career.
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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen came out on the mound with two runners on the bases in the ninth and allowed a three-run homer by Daniel Descalso that drew Arizona 4-3. Jansen took his 18th save on so many chances.
Diamondback left-hander Patrick Corbin (6-8) allowed three runs and seven hits in four innings and two-thirds of a game, striking out eight and taking two passes.
Justin Turner and Cuban Yasmani Grandal both raced two races each. For the Diamondbacks, Venezuelans David Peralta 4-0; Grégor Blanco of 1-0. Ketel Marte 2-0.
By the Dodgers, Enrique Hernandez of Puerto Rico 3-0. Cubans Yasmani Grandal 4-3, with two RBIs; Yasiel Puig of 4-0.