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Clayton Kershaw Goes For 4th Straight Win

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Clayton Kershaw is working on his fourth straight sub-3.00 ERA season.
Clayton Kershaw is working on his fourth straight sub-3.00 ERA season.

One night after Chad Billingsley won his fifth straight start, the Dodgers send another red hot pitcher to the mound in Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday night against the Pirates.

Kershaw has won three straight starts of his own, with seven strikeouts in each win. Kershaw has allowed four runs in those three starts, with four walks in 22 1/3 innings.

Last season Kershaw had a pretty ridiculous run down the stretch. If this season he can duplicate his final 10 starts from last year (8-1, 1.38 ERA, 71 strikeouts in 72 innings), Kershaw's final 2012 numbers would look like this:

34 starts, 18-7, 2.42 ERA, 0.976 WHIP, 228 strikeouts, 54 walks in 234 2/3 innings.

Something to shoot for.

Starting Lineups

Dodgers
Pirates
LF Victorino (S)
LF Marte
2B Ellis

2B Walker (S)
CF Kemp
CF McCutchen
RF Ethier (L)

1B Sanchez
SS Ramirez
C McKenry
1B Rivera

RF Jones (L)
3B Cruz

3B Harrison
C Ellis
SS Mercer
P Kershaw (L)

P Rodriguez (L)

Game Time: 4:05 p.m.

TV: KCAL

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