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.
In 2012, no-hitters were a regular occurrence and it got to the point that the excitement and energy that come with a no-hitter was weakening. But, it was quite a night in Cincinnati on Tuesday as that energy and excitement returned as Homer Bailey provided baseball fans across the country with a magical night! Bailey carried a perfect game into the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants before issuing a leadoff walk to Gregor Blanco. But, Bailey did not seemed bothered and he just continued to set down Giants hitters and he completed his second no-hitter of his career. Bailey was still hitting 96-97 mph on the radar gun in the ninth inning. Bailey improved to 5-6 on the season with a 3.57 ERA.