LOS ANGELES – Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter for his second shutout and complete game in the majors, Rafael Furcal hit his first home run of the season and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Florida Marlins 8-0 on Sunday.
Kershaw (6-3) struck out 10 and walked one in his 95th career start, which was supported by a season-high 17 hits from the Dodgers' sporadic offense. The only hits off the 23-year-old left-hander, who threw 116 pitches, were a leadoff single in the second by Omar Infante and a wind-blown double by Logan Morrison leading off the seventh.
Kershaw also had two hits and an RBI. His other shutout was on Sept. 14, 2010, when he pitched a four-hitter at San Francisco.
Hanley Ramirez, the Marlins' three-time All-Star shortstop, was removed from the game midway through the second inning because of stiffness in his lower back. He missed Thursday's game at San Francisco because of a bruised right foot after getting hit with a pitch from Javier Lopez.
Ricky Nolasco (4-1) surrendered eight runs and 15 hits over five innings in his second career start at Dodger Stadium. The right-hander, who was born in nearby Corona, is 0-2 with a 7.33 ERA in his four career starts against Los Angeles.
Nolasco, who averaged 14 victories over the previous three seasons, is in the first year of a three-year, $2.65 million contract he signed in December while he was still rehabbing from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. He missed the final month of the 2010 campaign after going 14-9 with a 4.51 ERA.
Kemp, the Dodgers' cleanup hitter, came up with the bases loaded after a one-out intentional walk to Andre Ethier. He fell behind 0-2 on a borderline pitch, then grounded into an inning-ending double play on Nolasco's next delivery. As he crossed the third base line to retrieve his glove, Kemp turned his head to say something to plate umpire Ron Kulpa and was ejected before he got to the dugout.
Kemp then tried to get at Kulpa before he was restrained by teammate Dioner Navarro. Mattingly took up the argument and also was banished, but kept jawing with Kulpa in an animated manner before play finally resumed. The ejection was Mattingly's second of the season and first before the home crowd. The other was on May 9 at Pittsburgh.
Kershaw triggered a four-run third with the first of his two singles and scored when Furcal drove a 1-0 pitch into the right field bullpen for his first homer since his solo shot off Giants ace Tim Lincecum on July 30, 20010, at San Francisco. Jay Gibbons and Navarro capped the rally with RBI singles.
The Dodgers tacked on four more in the sixth. Kershaw drove in the first run with a fielder's choice grounder, Furcal followed with an RBI single and Casey Blake added a two-run single.
Notes: Kershaw is 6-0 with a 0.73 ERA in the seven starts in which he has allowed fewer than three earned runs, and 0-3 with a 5.76 ERA in the five starts in which he has allowed three or more earned runs. ... Kershaw's six hits this season are a career high. He entered the game with a career batting average of .0.92 (14 for 153) The Dodgers placed RHP Kenley Jansen on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder inflammation. RHP Travis Schlichting was designated for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster for RHP John Lindblom, who joined the big club after his contract was purchased from Double-A Chattanooga. ... The Marlins haven't homered in five straight games, their longest drought of the season.