Clayton Kershaw becomes Dodgers’ career strikeout leader

Clayton Kershaw has spent his entire 15-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

LOS ANGELES—Clayton Kershaw became the Dodgers‘career strikeout leader during the fourth inning of Saturday night’s game against Detroit.

The 33-year-old lefty began the game needing four to pass Don Sutton. They got Dustin Garneau to chase a curveball in the third inning to tie the Hall of Famer.

Kershaw got it Spencer Torkelson to whiff is a slider low and inside for his 2,697th strikeout and pass Sutton.

Kershaw received a standing ovation from the fans at Dodger Stadium and tipped his cap after getting the record.

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Since the start of the live-ball era in 1920, Kershaw has had the lowest career ERA (2.48) and WHIP (1.00) among starting pitchers with at least 1,500 innings. He is fourth among active players in strikeouts.


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