For Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitching five innings was nearly perfect.
They almost were, too.
Kershaw gave up just one hit in a start twice interrupted by rain, and Justin Turner grounded an RBI double off Dellin Betances in a two-run ninth that sent the Dodgers over the New York Yankees 2-0 Wednesday.
"For us to see Clayton go out and do what he does, it's a huge lift for us," manager Dave Roberts said.
The lefty ace threw 64 pitches in his second start since missing 10 weeks because of a herniated disk in his lower back. Last week in his return, he gave up two runs and five hits in three innings at Miami.