LOS ANGELES Clayton Kershaw was all smiles. And maybe, just maybe, a little relieved. He got that old feeling back on Wednesday night.
The feeling of being back in the win column as the Dodgers got past the Giants, 4-2, completing a three-game sweep. With the win, the Dodgers extended their season-high win streak to five games and swept their Bay Area rivals at home for the first time since April 2009.
Individual wins arent something that you can put a whole lot of stock into as a starting pitcher but its kind of a team stat and so it feels good to get these wins as a team, Kershaw said.
The Dodgers' ace entered the night third in the National League in ERA, second in opponents batting average, third in strikeouts, third in innings pitched, and fourth in WHIP but had just a 5-5 record to show for himself.
He was 0-3 in his last six starts but on Wednesday night it all came together for his first win since May 20.
Kershaw (6-5) went eight-plus innings, allowed four hits, two...