Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw gets 2000th career strikeout

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, June 2, 2017, in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jonathan Villar was the victim of Kershaw's 2,000th punch out.

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts praised Kershaw's precision and focus en route to the 2,000-strikeout record, while hinting that No. 3,000 might come even faster.

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.

The combined 42 strikeouts set a National League record. Clayton Kershaw got the spotlight for recording his 2,000th strikeout, but Kenley Jansen also hit a milestone here with four Ks of his own: he set the record for most strikeouts to begin a season without recording a walk. The Dodgers hitters struck out 16 times which is three less than their season high. He finished with 11 strikeouts - tying a career high - in eight innings of work.

Kershaw has struck out at least four batters in every start since May 17, 2014, a stretch of 88 starts. Hall of Famer Randy Johnson reached the mark in his 262nd career game, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Chris Taylor launched a ninth-inning, go-ahead grand slam to beat the Brewers 10-8 on Saturday.

The Dodgers acquired LHP Jason Wheeler from the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Davies gave up two runs on six hits over five innings in that contest and is 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two previous meetings with the Dodgers.

OUR PREDICTION: The Dodgers are 6-1 in their last seven games against the Brewers and have won four of their last five games in Milwaukee. He's coming down from a season in which he posted a 1.69 ERA, the lowest of his career, paired with an 0.7 BB/9 and 10.4 SO/9 over 149 innings.

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