Clayton Kershaw Dominates Giants....Again

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Clayton Kershaw dominated the San Francisco Giants again on Sunday afternoon and the Dodgers rewarded him with all the offense that was needed for Kershaw to earn his 8th victory of the year and he lowered his ERA to a league-leading 1.89. Kershaw, who was coming off the rare feat of throwing a shutout in Coors Field improved to 11-4 at AT&T Park. Kershaw is a candidate to start the All-Star Game for the National League,  but was not as crisp as he'd been in his previous two starts, but still only allowed one run over eight innings with three strikeouts. He'll face the Rockies in his next start on Friday. 

 NEWS & NOTES

  • David Price may have had a rough start to the season, but he put that all behind him Sunday and threw his first complete game since last September 25th on Sunday afternoon in the Rays 3-1 victory over the White Sox. Price struck out five without issuing a walk. 
  • Jared Weaver gave up just five hits over 6 2/3 innings on Sunday as he hooked up with John Lackey in a pitching duel that had former teammates going against one another. Weaver (3-4) has allowed just two runs in his last 20 2/3 innings and won each of his past two starts and had three consecutive quality starts.
  • Mike Trout belted his 15th home run of the season Sunday in the Angels win over the Red Sox.
  • Ricky Nolasco will make his Dodgers' debut on Tuesday in Arizona. Nolasco was acquired from the Dodgers on Saturday and owns a 3.85 ERA in 112 1/3 innings this season for the Marlins. Nolasco bumps Chris Capuano out of the Dodgers rotation and back to the bullpen.
  • Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the Tigers loss to the Indians on Sunday. Just another day at the office for Cabrera and it seems that he is over his back stiffness that he was dealing with last week.
  • Roy Oswalt left his start Sunday against the Diamondbacks with a strained left hamstring. The Rockies have yet to announce any details on the injury, but fantasy owners need to stay far away from Oswalt. He is not worth a roster spot at this time.
  • Yasmani Grandal (knee) was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Sunday. Grandal injured both his ACL and MCL in a collision Saturday. He'll receive an MRI on Monday before deciding if surgery is necessary. If Grandal needs surgery, he would most likely miss the rest of the 2013 season.
  • Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 and he stole his fifth base Sunday as the Dodgers defeated the Giants 4-1.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury went 1-for-4 Sunday night and now owns a 17-game hitting streak. He now is batting .301 and currently leads the American League with 36 stolen bases.