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Published: Sun, June 04, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw gets 2000th career strikeout

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw gets 2000th career strikeout

Jansen worked the final two innings of the Dodgers' 2-1 victory and struck out four batters to get the win in the 12-inning affair at Miller Park.

Coming into Friday night's game, Kershaw needed four strikeouts to reach 2,000. Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson certainly played a part in the Dodger offensive woes, he matched career highs with his eight-inning, 11 strikeout game.

Following the record number of strikeouts from Clayton Kershaw and the rest of the Dodgers staff was a remarkable feat that Kenley Jansen has amassed over the first two plus months of the 2017 season.

But Bellinger had the biggest hit after lining a 1-2 fastball from Feliz (1-5) into the right-field bleachers to break the 1-1 tie.

Both teams combined for 42 strikeouts.

Chris Taylor hit a go-ahead grand slam off Carlos Torres in a five-run ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied late for the second straight day to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 Saturday. He's the third-fastest pitcher to reach the milestone, behind only Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson.

The Dodgers picked up left-handed pitcher Jason Wheeler from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for cash considerations.

In what was a typically dominant outing, Kershaw allowed just one run on two hits and a walk in seven innings, striking out 14 batters. Wood might return for the Dodgers' series next weekend at home against the Reds, Roberts said.

The Dodgers will start Rich Hill and the Brewers will counter with right-hander Matt Garza. On a 1-2 count in the bottom of the fourth inning, Kershaw unloaded the vaunted curveball that Vin Scully once called "Public Enemy No. 1".

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