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Loney Homers Again And Kershaw Goes Distance In Win


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Andre Ethier had three hits and an RBI after sitting out a game with a sore knee and James Loney hit a two-run homer, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night and Clayton Kershaw to his 17th win.


Kershaw (17-5) won for the ninth time in his last 10 starts, allowing one run and six hits. The All-Star left-hander struck out five and walked two, becoming the first Dodger to win 17 games since Chan Ho Park in 2000.


Kershaw retired 13 of his last 14 batters and the Dodgers turned three double plays behind him. It was his fifth complete game this season and sixth of the 22-year-old's career.


The Dodgers won for the sixth time in their last seven games and clinched their first winning month of the season at 15-11.

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