|Boys Sports, Alumni||10 May 2010||
|Kershaw wins pitching duel by Scott Farrell|
Kershaw matched his career high with eight innings and was every bit as dominant as the Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez, who entered the game with a win in each of his six starts, a 0.87 ERA and a no-hitter already thrown on the season.
"You're sort of a little shy about saying that Kershaw outpitched him, because Jimenez pitched one [heck] of a game today," LA manager Joe Torre said. "In order to beat a pitcher like that, you have to be able to just stay with him."
After allowing just two hits and three walks, Kershaw told Torre he wanted to try to go the distance as the Dodgers batted in the bottom of the eighth inning. Kershaw had retired the last nine in a row and struck out nine in the game.
"I said, 'I'm sure you do, nice going,'" Torre said.
Even without the complete game, Kershaw earned only his second win in his last 18 starts.