May 29, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT
Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 Sunday in the Dodgers’ 8-0 defeat of the Marlins.
It was his second career shutout and complete game, the other coming last Sept. 14 against the Giants.
Manager Don Mattingly decided it was fine to let Kershaw throw 116 pitches even though the game wasn’t in doubt. The Dodgers scored eight times off Ricky Nolasco, handing him his first loss of the season. The 15 hits given up by Nolasco set a new franchise record for the Marlins.
Rafael Furcal went 3-for-5 and hit his first homer for the Dodgers. Jay Gibbons also had three hits, The Dodgers had 17 hits in all, 14 of them singles. Kershaw had two of them himself, knocked in a run and scored twice.
Kershaw is now batting .240 this season, while the league is hitting .218 against him. He fanned 10 for the second time this season and the 10th time in his career. He’s 6-3 with a 2.62 ERA.
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