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LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw struck out 11 and finished one out shy of a shutout, Andre Ethier hit a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Tuesday night. Brock Osweiler Jersey . Kershaw threw a career-high 132 pitches and scattered five hits in his first win since April 28. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning by striking out Tyler Moore. The Dodgers scored in the third after Kershaw walked and Matt Kemp singled off Dan Haren. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Ethiers sharp single to centre. Kershaw (4-2) was pulled after Adam LaRoche singled with two outs in the ninth on his career-high 132nd pitch, most by a major league starter since Detroit ace Justin Verlander also threw 132 on Aug. 6 last year against the Yankees, according to STATS. Kenley Jansen got the final out for his second save. Kershaw flirted with his career high of 13 strikeouts. He struck out 11 through six innings but was unable to get any more. The Nationals got an early opportunity against Kershaw but were unable to take advantage of it. Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond singled with two outs in the first inning, and LaRoche walked to load the bases. Kershaw then struck out Moore. The left-hander fanned leadoff hitter Danny Espinosa to start the game, giving him 1,000 career innings. Haren (4-4) was looking for his fourth consecutive win but a troublesome third inning turned out to be costly. The Dodgers put runners at first and second with two outs in the second, but Haren worked his way out of the jam by getting No. 8 batter Dee Gordon on a fly ball for the third out. Kershaw kept the Nationals in check after the first inning, retiring 21 of his last 23 batters. The only blemishes during that stretch were singles by Zimmerman in the third and sixth. Zimmerman had three of Washingtons four hits and was finally retired on a deep fly to right field in the ninth. Kershaw had at least one strikeout in each of the first six innings. He struck out the side in the second. NOTES: Nationals OF Bryce Harper sat out after running headfirst into the right-field wall while chasing a fly ball Monday night. The violent collision left the 20-year-old slugger with 11 stitches in his chin and soreness all over his body. He is expected to miss the series finale Wednesday night, too. Randy Bullock Texans Jersey . But by the time the game started, the Toronto Raptors forward felt even worse. And, for three quarters, it showed as Gay shot a woeful three-for-13 from the field. Tyler Ervin Texans Jersey . The 27-year-old Scrivens will be joining his third NHL club since signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a free agent in 2010. The move also reunites with him with head coach Dallas Eakins from their time together with the American Hockey Leagues Toronto Marlies. http://www.thetexansjerseyspro.com/texans-akeem-dent-red-jersey/ . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges.MONTREAL -- Reigning Olympic champion Alexandre Bilodeau and a trio of history-making sisters are headlining Canadas freestyle ski team roster for the Sochi Olympics. Bilodeau, from Montreal, won his third straight World Cup moguls event over the weekend, edging out teammate and rival Mikael Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes, Que. Kingsbury and Marc-Antoine Gagnon of Terrebonne, Que., were also named to the early 20-athlete nomination list Monday by the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association. "I am ready to hit the slopes of Russia and show the world why Canada is a force to be reckoned with," Bilodeau said. "The Canadian Olympic freestyle team is totally focused. These Games belong to Canada." He acknowledged hell be going to Sochi feeling a little less pressure than he did in Vancouver four years ago. "In Vancouver, I showed up with a gun to my head," he said. "I wanted a medal. I put a lot of pressure on myself. Fortunately, I managed to pull myself together after working hard with my sports psychologist a week before the Games. Now, in Sochi, the work is done." Bilodeau said hes heading to Norway to tweak a few things and plans to enjoy the experience when he arrives in Russia. He has said Sochi will be his last Olympics and he admits theres a little wistfulness about that. "Im going to take every moment and remember it and I think there will be good moments, especially with the two gentlemen who will be accompanying me," he said, referring to Kingsbury and Gagnon. "Were going to have fun." The womens moguls team includes Montreal sisters Chloe, Justine and Maxime Dufour-Lapointe along with Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City. Chloe and Justine finished 1-2 over the weekend at a World Cup in Val St-Come, Que. Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut said its the first time in the world -- not just Canada -- where three siblings have competed on the same Olympic team in the same event. "I always hoped that I would be able to represent the nation by doing what I love," said Justine Dufour-Lapointe. "To be able to say that I am now doing that is a dream come true. I cant wait to represent Canada inn Sochi. Houston Texans Jersey. " Eldest sister Maxime, who was the last to qualify, said she wasnt surprised at getting a berth. "Honestly, I never had a doubt," she said. "Its been my objective since May. That was clear. I planned the entire season -- travel, training, racing. I knew exactly what to expect and gave it my all. When it came time to race this season, I was ready. "All my attention has been on one thing -- my skiing," she added. "I really stuck to my plan because I knew it would work for me." Kingsbury, who is the main contender to Bilodeaus throne, and Gagnon admitted they were excited to pull on their team jackets. "For sure Im going there on a mission but at the same time I want to enjoy the moment," said Kingsbury. "Im not just there to win the gold medal. I want to have fun. I want to have the run of my life and I know that if I accomplish that, I have a chance to win the gold medal." Gagnon said he was relieved to see his work pay off. "Its been a lot of work for four years, a lot of stress, especially during the last two years," he said. "But I always believed in my chances and I continued to work. Here, after finally managing to qualify, its a big Yes! inside me." World champion Kaya Turski of Montreal and Dara Howell of Huntsville, Ont., headline the womens slopestyle team. Theyre joined by Quebec Citys Kim Lamarre and Yuki Tsubota of Whistler, B.C. Alex Beaulieu-Marchand of Quebec City will compete in mens slopestyle. Calgarys Roz Groenewoud anchors the womens halfpipe team. Shes joined by Megan Gunning of Calgary and Keltie Hansen of Edmonton. The mens halfpipe lineup includes Edmontons Mike Riddle, Matt Margetts of Penticton, B.C., and Justin Dorey and Noah Bowman, both of Calgary. World silver medallist Travis Gerritts of Milton, Ont., will be the lone competitor in mens aerials. The International Ski Federation (FIS) allocates up to 26 quota spots for each nation for all five freestyle disciplines. The remaining spots for the deep Canadian team are expected to be filled Jan. 27 when the skicross team is unveiled. The Sochi Games will be held Feb. 7-23. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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