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Dodgers Week 27: Clayton Kershaw, et al finish on high note

Jeff Gross

Everything went according to plan for the Dodgers, who beat the Giants two out of three games to clinch the division while their rivals watched. The Dodgers lined up their starting rotation for each of the last three series against San Francisco, and it paid off with seven wins in nine games.

The Dodgers ended the season with a five-game winning streak, and finished the year with 94 wins and a six-game lead.

The Dodgers won season series with every team in the division and finished 50-26 (.658) against the NL West, the best divisional mark in baseball in 2014. It was the second-best mark in franchise history since divisional play began in 1969, behind only the 1974 squad that was 63-27 (.700) against NL West foes.

Dodger Batter of the Week: This was a close call, but Justin Turner takes the cake thanks to two home runs against Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday, also known as Clinching Eve. Turner hit .545 (6-for-11) with four extra-base hits, narrowly beating Carl Crawford, who hit .500 (7-for-14) with a home run of his own, plus a stolen base and scored a team-high five runs.

Dodger Pitcher of the Week: A trio of Dodgers starters had 11 strikeouts in the season's final week, but Clayton Kershaw wins the award for fitting his all into one start, and for pitching eight strong innings in the division-clinching game on Wednesday against the Giants. Not that Zack Greinke or Dan Haren were slouches, combining for 2.16 ERA with 22 strikeouts and one walk.

Week 27 Record: 5-1
38 runs scored (6.33 per game)
22 runs allowed (3.67 per game)
.731 pythagorean winning percentage

2014 Record: 94-68
718 runs scored (4.43 per game)
617 runs allowed (3.81 per game)
.569 pythagorean winning percentage (92-70)

Transactions

None this week, but head of player development De Jon Watson left to join the Diamondbacks as senior vice president of baseball operations.

Game Results

Upcoming Week

No more gauntlets. Just the playoffs, starting at home against St. Louis in the NLDS.

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Week 27 Stats

Player PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB/CS BA/OBP/SLG OPS
Crawford 16 14 5 7 1 0 1 3 0 1/0 .500/.563/.786 1.348
Kemp 17 17 4 5 2 0 2 5 0 0/0 .294/.294/.765 1.059
Gonzalez 20 18 4 3 1 0 2 4 2 0/0 .167/.250/.556 .806
Uribe 15 15 1 5 1 0 0 5 0 0/0 .333/.333/.400 .733
Ramirez 12 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0/0 .222/.417/.222 .639
Puig 22 19 4 3 0 0 1 3 1 1/0 .158/.273/.316 .589
Gordon 15 14 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0/0 .214/.200/.357 .557
Ellis 16 14 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0/0 .143/.250/.143 .393

Bernadina 3 3 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0/0 .667/.667/1.667 2.333
Turner 12 11 3 6 2 0 2 4 1 0/0 .545/.583/1.273 1.856
Van Slyke 13 13 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 2/0 .462/.462/.462 .923
Barney 15 11 3 4 0 0 0 2 2 0/0 .364/.467/.364 .830
Ethier 11 9 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 0/0 .222/.364/.333 .697
Butera 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .200/.429/.200 .629
Pederson 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 .125/.222/.125 .347
Federowicz 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.333/.000 .333
Arruebarrena 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .143/.143/.143 .286
Rojas 10 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .100/.100/.100 .200
Guerrero 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 .000/.000/.000 .000

Pitchers 14 12 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0/0 .167/.167/.417 .583
Totals 242 216 38 56 11
1 9 37 14 4/0 .259/.325/.444 .769
Pitcher G W-L Sv IP H R ER BB K ERA WHIP FIP*
Kershaw 1 1-0 -- 8 7 1 1 0 11 1.13 0.875 0.38
Greinke 2 2-0 -- 13 10 3 3 1 11 2.08 0.846 2.67
Haren 2 0-0 -- 12 7 4 3 0 11 2.25 0.583 2.63
Hernandez 1 0-0 -- 5⅔ 6 3 3 4 3 4.76 1.765 7.01
Starters 6 3-0 -- 38 30 11 10 5 36 2.33 0.905 2.82
League 3 0-0 -- 3 5 0 0 0 3 0.00 1.667 1.13
Jansen 3 0-0 1 3 2 0 0 1 4 0.00 1.000 1.46
Frias 1 1-0 -- 3 0 0 0 1 5 0.00 0.333 0.80
Wilson 4 0-0 -- 2 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.000 4.63
Elbert 3 1-0 -- 1 1 0 0 1 1 0.00 2.000 4.13
Garcia 2 0-0 -- 2 2 1 1 0 5 4.50 1.000 4.63
Wright 1 0-0 -- 1⅓ 3 1 1 0 1 6.75 2.250 1.63
Howell 2 0-0 -- 1⅓ 2 1 1 0 1 6.75 1.500 11.38
Coulombe 2 0-0 -- 2⅓ 4 2 2 0 2 7.71 1.714 6.99
Baez 2 0-0 -- 1⅔ 2 2 2 0 1 10.80 1.200 1.93
Rodriguez 2 0-0 -- 2 1 1 0 0 13.50 3.000 22.63
Correia 1 0-1 -- 1 3 3 3 1 1 27.00 4.000 1.13
Relievers 6 2-1 1 22 27 11 11 5 24 4.43 1.433 3.85
Totals 6 5-1 1 61 57 22 21 10 60 3.10 1.098 3.20
*FIP is estimated