KERSHAW FIRST PITCHER WITH 14 WINS AFTER 5-2 VICTORY OVER ROYALS
Clayton Kershaw tossed a six-hitter to become the majors’ first 14-game winner, Justin Turner homered twice, and the NL West-leading Dodgers defeated the Royals 5-2 on Sunday to complete their major league-best 10th sweep and sixth straight victory.
The streaking Dodgers head into the all-star break owning baseball’s best record of 61-29. They’ve won 18 of their last 19 at home, where they lead the majors with a 39-11 mark.
Kershaw (14-2) allowed two runs and six hits on 99 pitches, struck out 13 and walked none to set the Dodgers’ record for most wins at the break.
The all-star left-hander, who won’t pitch in Tuesday’s showcase in Miami, is 10-0 over his last 13 starts, all Los Angeles victories. He allowed a run for the first time in four outings.
Danny Duffy (5-5) gave up five runs and six hits in seven innings. He struck out nine and didn’t walk anyone.
Homer Bailey went 6M strong innings, Scott Schebler doubled in the go-ahead run and the Reds beat Arizona 2-1, sending the Diamondbacks to their fifth loss in six games heading into the all-star break. … Carlos Correa homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as the Astros routed the Blue Jays 19-1. The runaway leaders in the AL West became just the fifth team in the last 40 years to reach 60 wins before the All-Star Game. They joined the 1998 Yankees, 2001 Mariners, 2003 Braves and this year’s Dodgers, who got there Saturday. … Travis Shaw and Stephen Vogt both homered as the Brewers beat the slumping Yankees 5-3. The Yankees havn’t won a series since June 9-11. … Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Rays took three of four from Boston, beating the Red Sox 5-3. … Francisco Cervelli and Andrew McCutchen capped Pittsburgh’s 10-run first inning with consecutive homers off Jon Lester, helping the Pirates pound the Cubs 14-3. … Anthony Rendon reached base four times, the Washington bullpen allowed two runs over 5M innings, and the Nationals beat the Braves 10-5. … Freddy Galvis hit two of his team’s six home runs, Jerad Eickhoff threw five shutout innings, and the Phillies topped the Padres 7-1. … Adam Jones homered twice and drove in five runs to lead a 15-hit attack as the Orioles defeated the Twins 11-5. … Tommy Pham, Paul DeJong and Luke Voit homered and Lance Lynn pitched seven innings of three-hit ball as the Cardinals beat the Mets 6-0. … J.C. Ramirez outpitched all-star Yu Darvish and Albert Pujols hit his 604th career home run as four Angels pitchers combined to beat the Rangers 3-0. … Felix Hernandez rediscovered some of his past form, allowing two hits over six dominant innings, and Nelson Cruz hit his 17th home run of the season to give the Mariners a 4-0 win over the Athletics. … Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, the second coming after A.J. Ellis’ tiebreaking two-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Marlins held on to beat the Giants 10-8 . ... The Indians fell to 21-24 at home with a 5-3 loss to the
Kipnis hits DL. Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis was put on the 10-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. … The Mariners are in search of a new bullpen coach after Mike Hampton resigned from the position. — The Associated Press