Descalso's homer in the 9th not enough for D-Backs to overcome Kershaw

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out 11 to become the first 13-game winner in the majors this season, helping the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 in a matchup of the National League's top two teams Tuesday night.

Kershaw (13-2) ended up allowing two hits in seven innings. He lost his bid for a second career no-hitter on an infield single by Chris Owings with one out in the seventh.

Owings fisted a soft grounder to second baseman Logan Forsythe, but rookie All-Star first baseman Cody Bellinger broke for the ball when it was hit. Kershaw was too late getting over to cover the bag, and Owings beat the play at first as Kershaw had to reach back for Forsythe's throw.

Daniel Descalso hit a 3-run home run off Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning to make sure the D-Backs weren't shut out, but it wasn't enough.

© 2017 Associated Press


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