News

Dodgers complete sweep of Rays

Dodgers complete sweep of Rays

Clayton Kershaw lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.88 with eight innings of three-hit ball. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.88 with eight innings of three-hit ball and had a two-run single, and the Los Angeles Dodgers increased their NL West lead to a season-best 7½ games Sunday night with an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Mark Ellis had a homer and three RBIs to help Los Angeles improve to a major league-best 37-8 since June 22, a stretch that has dramatically turned around their season after they trailed the Arizona Diamondbacks by as many as 9½ games. The Dodgers are a season-best 17 games over .500.

The Rays lost their season-worst fifth in a row, but remained three games behind AL East-leading Boston following the Red Sox’s loss at Kansas City.

Kershaw (11-7) allowed two runs — one earned — and struck out eight to help the Dodgers complete their seventh series sweep of the season.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment, Sports

‘NBA 2K15′ adds 3D face mapping for latest game

nba

"NBA 2K15" is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new feature that allows players to put their game faces on.

in Music

Motley Crue’s final gig to be at Whisky a Go Go

vinceneil

Vince Neil has let slip plans for the band's final shows, revealing they will return to the site of their first gigs.

in Entertainment

‘Easy Rider’ chopper on the auction block

easyrider

Peter Fonda's iconic "Captain America" Harley-Davidson is set to sell for more than $1 million.

in Lifestyle

American waistlines still expanding

waistline

The average waistline increased by more than an inch over the past decade.

in Music

Cat Stevens announces new album, tour

stevens

Yusuf, who was Cat Stevens until he converted to Islam, has announced a tour that will take him to the U.S. for the first time since 1976.