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Clayton Kershaw joins 100-win club

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw beat the Rockies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, and in doing so reached a milestone. Kershaw is just the 22nd pitcher in franchise history to win 100 games.

It was Kershaw's fifth attempt at his 100th career win, and improved his record on the season to 2-2.

Kershaw on Friday made his 217th major league start and appeared in his 219th major league game. With 1,429⅓ innings at the time of his 100th win, Kershaw has the fourth-fewest innings among Dodgers pitchers at the time of their 100th win with the franchise, trailing only Don Newcombe, Carl Erskine and Dazzy Vance.

At 100-51 in his career, Kershaw trails only Newcombe (46) for fewest losses among Dodgers at the time of his 100th franchise win, and is one of just four to have fewer than 60 losses at the time of his 100th win, joining Erskine and Vance.

At 27 years, 57 days old, Kershaw is the second-youngest active player to reach 100 wins, 43 days younger than Felix Hernandez was when he reached the feat in 2013.

Here is the full list of the 22 pitchers to win 100 games for the Dodgers, ranked by fewest innings at the time of their 100th win. The caveat here is that four pitchers - Brickyard Kennedy, Nap Rucker, Adonis Terry and Bob Caruthers - played all or mostly before 1914, meaning there aren't enough game logs to be able to pinpoint the exact moment of when each reached he century mark. But it is clear that all four had more innings than did Kershaw at the time of their 100th win.

Dodgers with 100 wins
Pitcher Career W Game of 100th W Start of 100th W IP through 100 W Losses through 100 W
Don Newcombe 123 203 179 1313⅔ 46
Carl Erskine 122 244 165 1321⅓ 56
Dazzy Vance 190 171 161 1334⅓ 55
Clayton Kershaw 100 219 217 1429⅓ 51
Johnny Podres 136 256 209 1429⅔ 70
Ramon Martinez 123 220 216 1438 69
Burleigh Grimes 158 193 167 1442⅓ 64
Orel Hershiser 135 238 198 1499⅔ 66
Don Drysdale 209 257 206 1532⅓ 68
Sandy Koufax 165 297 216 1532⅓ 69
Bob Welch 115 253 228 1542⅔ 75
Watty Clark 106 291 187 1562⅔ 79
Fernando Valenzuela 141 212 202 1568⅔ 68
Jeff Pfeffer 113 202 179 1588⅓ 74
Burt Hooton 112 235 232 1591⅓ 70
Van Lingle Mungo 102 267 210 1677⅔ 97
Claude Osteen 147 240 236 1687⅔ 95
Don Sutton 233 257 243 1739⅔ 94
Source: Baseball-Reference; Others: Brickyard Kennedy (177 wins), Nap Rucker (134), Adonis Terry (126), Bill Caruthers (110)