KER­SHAW FIRST PITCHER WITH 14 WINS AF­TER 5-2 VIC­TORY OVER ROY­ALS

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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.

SUN­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

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

FOOT­NOTES

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

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