Striking out his 10th and 11th batters of the game in the eighth, Clayton Kershaw put the Dodgers within one inning of the National League West title. He has thrown 117 pitches, allowing eight hits and walking none. He and the Dodgers lead, 5-1.
Update: In a lengthy bottom of the eighth, the Dodgers add four more runs to make it 9-1.
— Jon Weisman