Eric Hosmer

Kershaw tosses 6-hitter, Dodgers beat Royals 5-2 for sweep

With Sandy Koufax watching on a 94-degree day, Clayton Kershaw was a model of efficiency in tossing a six-hitter.

"I wanted to do it for him," Kershaw said.

The left-hander became the majors' first 14-game winner, Justin Turner homered twice, and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Sunday to complete their major league-best 10th sweep and sixth straight victory.

Kershaw struck out 13 on 99 pitches, becoming the first pitcher in major league history to strike out at least that many in a complete game with fewer than 100 pitches.

"It was a good way to end the first half," he said after his first...