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Dodgers All-Star Pitcher Clayton Kershaw Throws No-Hitter in Win Over Colorado

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) reacts after being dunked with Powerade as he gives an interview following his no hitter against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 8-0. USA Today Sports/Reuters

After 107 pitches and 15 strikeouts, the Dodgers recorded their second no-hitter of the season

Clayton Kershaw neared perfection on Wednesday night by pitching the first no-hitter of his career as the Los Angeles Dodgers demolished the Colorado Rockies in an 8-0 home win.

The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner struck out a career-high 15 batters as he delivered his team its second no-hitter of the season. The only runner to land on base followed an error by Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the seventh inning.

The Dodgers are currently the only team in the Major Leagues to have recorded any no-hitters this season. Los Angeles’ Josh Beckett pitched the previous no-hitter against the Phillies on May 25.

“I am so amazed,” Kershaw told reporters. “Beckett told me he was going to teach me how to do that, so I have Josh to thank.”

Following the game, the 26-year-old Texan was mobbed by his teammates before being doused with two ice-cold coolers outside the Dodgers dugout.

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