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Clayton Kershaw shuts out Giants; L.A. leads West (w/video)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Juan Uribe hits an RBI double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Saturday, July 26, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the 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, one-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 was also his fourth complete game of the year and 15th of his career. Kershaw 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. He 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.


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