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Clayton Kershaw named co-NL Player of the Week

Clayton Kershaw has won NL Player of the Week six times in his career.
Clayton Kershaw has won NL Player of the Week six times in his career.
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw picked up two wins in his two starts last week, including beating America's super team, the St. Louis Cardinals, and on Monday picked up another win, earning co-National League Player of the Week honors with Mets starter Jacob deGrom.

Kershaw allowed two runs in seven innings in a win last Monday over the Rockies at Coors Field, striking out seven. Then on Saturday, Kershaw struck out 11 in eight scoreless innings, allowing only one hit to the Cardinals. It was the sixth time Kershaw's career he had allowed one hit or fewer.

Kershaw leads the National League with 101 strikeouts this season.

At the plate, Kershaw was 3-for-6 with a double and a run batted in, with all three hits coming on Monday in Denver, matching the MLB high for pitcher hits in a game in 2015.

Last week, de Grom beat the Padres and Diamondbacks, and matched Kershaw with two wins, 15 innings, 18 strikeouts, three walks and two earned runs allowed.

This is the sixth career NL Player of the Week award for Kershaw, including two each in 2013 and 2014.

Kershaw is the second Dodgers player to win the weekly honor this season, joining Adrian Gonzalez, who captured the honor for the week of April 5-12.