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Clayton Kershaw, Dee Gordon highlight 2014 Dodgers league leaders

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- With the regular season now over and several days before the start of the NLDS, on Monday we'll take stock of the season that passed before moving forward. Here is a look at the league leaders on the Dodgers in 2014, individuals and team.


The Dodgers led the majors in on-base percentage (.333) for the first time since 1955.

The Dodgers had the best road record in baseball (49-32), two games better than the Royals.

The team also led the majors in OPS+ (110), and were tied with the Tigers with a 111 wRC+.

The Dodgers led the National League in stolen bases (138).

The Dodgers not only led the majors with runners in scoring position in batting average (.286), on-base percentage (.364), slugging percentage (.440) and OPS (.804), but also had more plate appearances with RISP (1,737) than any other team.

The team led the National League with 390 runs scored on the road, and led the majors with a 121 OPS+ away from home.

Dodgers starting pitchers led the majors in wins (76) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.08), and led the National League in strikeouts (909).

The ace

Clayton Kershaw led in a lot of categories.

He led the majors in ERA (1.77), the first pitcher in history to do so for four consecutive seasons.

Kershaw led the majors in ERA+ (197), the highest ever by a Dodger, narrowly beating his 194 mark in 2013.

Kershaw led the majors in wins (21) and winning percentage (.875), the latter the best in Los Angeles Dodgers history. Dating back to Brooklyn, the only winning percentage higher was Preacher Roe, who was 22-3 (.880) in 1951.

Kershaw is the only player in the modern era to win 21 games in a season with 27 or fewer games.

He led the majors in WHIP (0.857), narrowly missing out on topping Sandy Koufax's 1965 (0.855) for best ever in franchise history. Had Kershaw allowed one fewer runner to reach base, he would have beaten Koufax.

Kershaw led the majors in complete games (six), and tied for the lead in no-hitters.

Kershaw led the majors in FIP (1.81), xFIP (2.08) and SIERA (2.09).

He led the majors in ERA- (50), FIP- (51) and xFIP- (56).

Kershaw led the majors in strikeout rate (31.9 percent) and strikeout rate minus walk rate (27.8 percent).

He led the majors in Wins Above Replacement (Baseball-Reference version).

He led the National League with a 7.71 strikeout-to-walk ratio and with 7.2 WAR (Fangraphs version).

Kershaw tied with Adam Wainwright for most starts allowing zero or one run (17). He tied with Johnny Cueto for most eight-inning starts in the NL (15).

Despite missing five weeks, Kershaw finished three strikeouts shy of the NL pitching triple crown. Kershaw ended with 239 strikeouts - a career-high 10.8 per nine innings - behind both Stephen Strasburg and Cueto, who each finished with 242 strikeouts.

"I kind of knew I wasn't ever going to have a chance at that," Kershaw said on Sunday. Liar.

The speedster

Dee Gordon entered spring training with no job but with an open mind, after a winter of hard work playing both second base and in the outfield - all new positions for the former shortstop - during winter leagues in two different countries.

Gordon's hard work paid off in an everyday job at second base, an All-Star berth, and leading the majors in stolen bases (64), triples (12) and infield hits (62).

Fun fact: Yasiel Puig was second in the majors with 40 infield hits.

Cleaning up

Adrian Gonzalez led the majors with 116 RBI, his first RBI crown.

"I feel like it's what I'm here for," Gonzalez said after the game Sunday.

Gonzalez is just the third LA Dodger to lead the league in RBI, joining Tommy Davis (153 in 1962) and Matt Kemp (126 in 2011).

The first baseman beat AL RBI champ Mike Trout (111), but Gonzalez was focused on the third-place finisher, with 109 RBI.

"I can tell my kids I beat Miguel Cabrera at something, because he took the batting title away from me a couple years ago," Gonzalez said with a smile.

With four days left in the 2011 season, Gonzalez (.340) led Cabrera (.339) for the American League batting title. But Cabrera was in the midst of ending his season with six straight multi-hit games, going 15-for-26 (.577) down the stretch to finish at .344, ahead of Gonzalez at .338.

Mr. Clutch

Among players with at least 50 plate appearances in that situation, Justin Turner led the majors by hitting .419 (26-for-62) with runners in scoring position. Michael Brantley was second at .376.

Turner on the season hit .340/.404/.493, just the fifth Los Angeles Dodger ever to hit .340 in at least 300 plate appearances. He joins Tommy Davis (.346 in 1962), Mike Piazza (.346 in 1995, .362 in 1997), Kemp (.342 in 2007) and Hanley Ramirez (.345 in 2013).