Dodgers snap skid vs. sloppy Mets

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 01, 2012
James Loney had two RBI, and the offensively challenged Los Angeles Dodgers parlayed three errors by the New York Mets into six unearned runs to help Clayton Kershaw win 8-3 on Sunday night and avoid a sweep. Kershaw (6-4) allowed three runs (one earned) and five hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts and three walks. Last year's NL Cy Young winner, named to the All-Star team for the second straight season just hours before taking the mound, overcame a pair of costly errors by shortstop Dee Gordon in the third and improved his career record against the Mets to 5-0 with a 1.37 ERA in six starts. The victory snapped a season-worst seven-game losing streak by the Dodgers, who avoided what would have been the Mets' first four-game sweep against them. New York didn't get another baserunner after Ruben Tejada's leadoff single in the fifth. Dillon Gee (5-7) took the loss.
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