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Clayton Kershaw gets the win in six-inning gem in Game 1

by Jon Mathisen | Dodgers Correspondent | Wed, Oct 21st 12:27am EDT

Clayton Kershaw picked up the win on Tuesday when he allowed just one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Dodgers 8-3 win over the Rays in Game 1 of the World Series.

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Kershaw was locked in from the get go in Game 1, only firing 78 pitches--53 strikes--in the highly efficient outing. Kevin Kiermaier clocked a solo homer off of him in the top of the fifth inning but that was the only real mistake the left-hander allowed. He was also given plenty of run support with the Dodgers holding an 8-1 lead when he exited the ball game. Kershaw is having the best postseason stretch of his illustrious career with a 3-1 record, 2.88 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and a 31:3 K/BB ratio across 25 innings. Los Angeles will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead on Wednesday.

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