Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/14/14
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LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw found out before Sunday's game that he had been selected to the National League All-Star team for the second consecutive season. On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace showed why in an 8-3 victory over the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. The win snapped a season-high, seven-game losing streak for the Dodgers, who remain one game behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West. Kershaw (6-4) overcame poor control and poor defense early to last seven innings, allowing three runs (one earned) and three walks. He struck out nine. Kershaw retired the final nine batters he faced, including five by strikeout. "I don't care what Clayton's record is. I'll take him any day of the week against anybody," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "If this guy isn't the best pitcher in baseball, he's right there." Kershaw lowered his ERA to a team-leading 2.65. However, prior to Sunday, he was winles...
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