LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to fouling a ball off his leg during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered four hits over six innings, Carl Crawford and A.J. Ellis each homered and drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-0 Friday night.
Kershaw (16-9) lowered his ERA to 1.83, becoming the first pitcher to lead the majors in ERA in three consecutive seasons since Atlanta's Greg Maddux from 1993-95.
The left-hander joined Houston's Roger Clemens (1.87) and Boston's Pedro Martinez (1.74) as the only qualifying pitchers since 2000 to post an ERA under 2.00. Kershaw is the first Dodgers pitcher to do so since Sandy Koufax had a 1.73 ERA in 1966.
Kershaw struck out eight and walked none in totaling a career-high 236 innings this season. Favored to win the NL Cy Young Award, Kershaw leads the league with 232 strikeouts.
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