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5-0: Done Deal

Clayton Kershaw

Los Angeles broke out of a five game, six-inning slump, blowing open a scoreless tie in the last of the seventh inning and claiming the elusive one victory needed to clinch their second N.L. West title in succession 5-0, with all the runs coming in the seventh inning. Clayton Kershaw and three relievers held the Rockies to three hits.

Someone once said that mixed emotions was watching your mother-in-law drive your new car off a cliff. October 3 had been a date Dodgers fans had set aside for mourning for over 50 years after the Giants won the 1951 and 1962 playoffs on that date but the win takes some of the sting out of that date on the calendar. Young (21) Clayton Kershaw allowed three scattered singles and struck...

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