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Kershaw’s scoreless streak ends at 41 innings

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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Colorado Rockies during first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Updated Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 10:09 p.m.

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday night.

Kershaw won his eighth straight start and came within 18 innings of the major league record set by Dodgers right-hander Orel Hershiser, who threw 59 consecutive shutout innings in 1988.

Headley homered off Kershaw in the sixth, halting the longest scoreless streak in the majors since Brandon Webb went 42 innings for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007.

Kershaw's run tied Luis Tiant for the fifth-longest in the expansion era (since 1961).

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