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Clayton Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 36 innings

Jul 5, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

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OK, this is getting a little ridiculous at this point.

Clayton Kershaw extended his scoreless streak to 36 innings last night by allowing just two hits over eight shutout innings in a 9-0 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. We don’t see many shutouts at Coors Field, but of course, Kershaw isn’t your usual pitcher.

Kershaw struck out eight batters and walked just one in the victory. 17 of his 36 consecutive scoreless innings have come against the Rockies, as he threw his no-hitter against them back on June 18. He has allowed just 18 hits with a 45/5 K/BB ratio during his streak. The Dodgers’ ace now sits at 10-2 with a 1.85 ERA and 115/12 K/BB ratio in 87 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season.

As for his scoreless streak, it’s third-longest in Dodgers history. Don Drysdale threw 58 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968 before Orel Hersisher established the new MLB record with 59 straight scoreless innings in 1988.

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