Clayton Kershaw continues to be ridiculous in May

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Each night in the 2016 baseball season, we’ll run down the top news, facts and highlights from action around Major League Baseball.Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw continues to put upgaudy numbers in what’s starting out as his best season to date.MORE: Should we worry about these struggling aces?The southpaw needed 102 pitches to blank the Reds for the15th complete-game shutout of his career andthird ina dominant month of May.Kershaw allowed just two hits, walked one and struckout seven, giving him Trevor Story Jersey an incredible 95:5 strikeout-to-walkratio to begin the season.HowieKendrick’s RBI groundout provided all the offense Kershaw would need in the pitching duel, a 1-0winover the Reds’Brandon Finnegan, whoallowed just five hits over eight innings.For Kershaw (7-1), the outing lowered his ERA to 1.48. He’sthe first Dodgers starter to last at least seveninnings in each of his first 10 starts since Fernando Valenzuela in 1981.MORE: Tony Gwynn’s family sues tobacco industryPlayer of the daySalvador Perez, Royals The reigning World Series MVP went 5 for 5with an RBI and threeruns scored.Perez recorded his second triple of the season in the seventh inning against the Twins. He’sbatting .270/.300/.480 on the season.HighlightAngels slugger Albert Pujols connected for his569th career home run, a third-inning blast offRangers starterDerek Holland. The long ballties Pujols withRafael Palmiero for 12th alltime on the career home run list. Three things to knowPhillies manager Pete Mackanin told reporters after a 5-4 lo s to the Tigers that Odubel Herrera was pulled for his lack of hustlewhile running out an infield grounder in a tiegame. It’s a learning moment for the 24-year-oldPhillies leadoff hitter, who isbatting.335/.445/.456 on the season. Closing in on 3,000 career hits, Marlins outfielderIchiro Suzuki went 4 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.Ichirohas more hits in his past threegames (10) than $300 million teammate Giancarlo Stanton has in his past 18 games (nine).Ichiro needs 40more hits to become the 30th player in history to reach 3,000. As a part of a 3-for-3night, Tigers sluggerMiguel Cabrera hitthe 500th double of his major league career. He’s the 62nd player in MLB history to reach 500 doubles articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45, articulo 45. Charlie Blackmon Jersey .What’s nextMets (26-18) at Nationals (27-18), 7:05 p.m. ET: Matt Harvey (3-6, 5.77 ERA) pitched a secretive simulated game Saturday between starts as he looks to step out of an early-season slump. Harvey will take on the team that battered him for a career-worst nine runs last time out. At the opposite side of the spectrum, Stephen Strasburg (7-0, 2.80 ERA) will take the hill for the Nats as he looks to continue his unbeaten season.Padres(19-27) at Giants (28-19), 10:15 p.m. ET: The hottest team in baseball will send Jeff Samardzija (6-2, 2.66 ERA) to the mound against Andrew Cashner (2-3, 4.93 ERA) and the Padres. San Francisco has won 11of its past 12gamesand has overtaken the Dodgers for first place in the NL West.

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