Dodgers’ Kershaw breaks Sutton’s franchise strikeout record


Three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw added another Hall of Fame achievement to his resume on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium against the Detroit Tigers.

A fourth-inning strikeout by Tigers third baseman Spencer Torkelson was career number 2,697 for Kershaw, pushing him past Don Sutton for the Dodgers franchise record.

Kershaw, a former MVP, reached the franchise in 167 fewer games than Sutton.

The 33-year-old is 26th all-time in strikeouts. Kershaw is fourth among active pitchers behind Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals (2,815), Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros (3,041) and Max Scherzer of the New York Mets (3,053).

Kershaw has pitched well this season after going 10-8 with a 3.55 ERA a year ago. This season, Kershaw is 3-0, posting a 2.65 ERA with 23 strikeouts.

The seventh pick in the 2006 draft, Kershaw is in his 15th season with the Dodgers. Kershaw is 188-84 with a 2.49 ERA in 382 games for Los Angeles.




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