Recap: Clayton Kershaw Moves Up Dodgers All-Time Strikeouts List In Win Against Mariners
Clayton Kershaw
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Clayton Kershaw was dominant and the Los Angeles Dodgers put together a big inning that carried them to a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. L.A. finished the home-and-home series with Seattle with three victories in the four meetings split between Dodger Stadium and T-Mobile Park.

The Dodgers were struggling early against another southpaw before Kiké Hernandez led off with a single in the third inning to give them their first baserunner against Yusei Kikuchi. Austin Barnes then worked a walk and Matt Beaty benefitted from borderline pitches going his way.

Beaty also was ruled to have fouled a ball off with two strikes despite replay suggesting otherwise. Beaty wound up pulling an RBI ground-rule double into right field. Barnes scored on a wild pitch, and RBI singles from AJ Pollock and Cody Bellinger extended the lead to 4-0.

A wild pitch from Taylor Guilbeau with the bases loaded in the sixth inning put the Dodgers ahead, 5-1. Cody Bellinger tacked on a solo home run in the eighth, marking his second consecutive game with a long ball.

Kershaw mixed a sharp slider and patented curveball with a fastball that continued to have an uptick in velocity. He retired the first eight batters before allowing a ground-rule double to Sam Haggerty.

Nothing came of it, but Kyle Seager hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Kershaw bounced back in the fifth to strike out the side, with each batter going down on his slider.

With 2,487, Kershaw passed Don Drysdale for second place on the Dodgers all-time strikeouts list. Next in his sights is Don Sutton, who had 2,696 strikeouts during his time with the Dodgers.

Kershaw wound up going seven innings, with just the one run allowed on four hits. He finished with season-high 11 strikeouts against one walk.

Jake McGee and Adam Kolarek each tossed a scoreless inning to wrap up the win.

Streaking Dodgers

Justin Turner had his hitting streak snapped at 13 games, though he certainly will take the team result over personal accolades. Austin Barnes extended his hitting streak to eight games.

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