Found July 27, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw and Hanley Ramirez are making the Los Angeles Dodgers think about October baseball in late July. Kershaw pitched eight stellar innings, and Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Cincinnati's Homer Bailey in a 2-1 victory over the Reds on Friday night. Los Angeles maintained its half-game lead over Arizona in the NL West. The Dodgers are a major league-best 24-6 since June 21, when they were a season-worst 12 games out of first place. Ramirez, acquired last year from the Marlins, is batting .387 with 11 homers and 33 RBIs in 47 games this season, despite two stints on the disabled list. "Since I got here in this trade, everything changed -- even in my life," Ramirez said. "Being around these guys, it's unbelievable." Kershaw (10-6) allowed a run and six hits, struck out eight and walked none, dropping his major league-best ERA to 1.96. The 2011 NL Cy Young Award winner is 5-1 with a 1.72 ERA over his last six starts after goin...
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