The Los Angeles Dodgers desperately needed a stopper to end their six-game losing streak. Up stepped Clayton Kershaw, with his arm and bat.
Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the only run, leading the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.
The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner improved to 53-25 in his 120 career starts following a Dodgers loss, and the team is 77-43 in those games.
"You'd be lying if you said that you didn't want to be the guy to end the streak. So it definitely feels good to be a part of that," Kershaw said.
"We definitely needed a win, there's no doubt about it. Finishing the game is...