(DENVER, Colo.) — Clayton Kershaw continued his torrid performance on the mound by throwing eight shutout innings on Friday night in Colorado. The southpaw has now extended his career-high scoreless innings streak to 36 in a row.
“You don’t ever want to give up a run,” Kershaw casually said. “I guess that’s the goal.”
The Dodger ace gave up just two hits in a 9-0 rout of the Rockies. He was supplied with more than enough offense as Los Angeles score three runs in the first inning. Yasiel Puig opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the first.
Kershaw last allowed in the third inning at Arizona on June 13. The Major League record, 59 consecutive scoreless inning, is held by former Dodger Orel Hershiser. Of the 36 scoreless innings tossed by Kershaw, he has thrown 17 of those frames against the Rockies.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN