SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Clayton Kershaw struck out 13 in eight innings, Justin Turner hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night.
Kershaw (9-1) outdueled Johnny Cueto to improve to 7-0 over his last eight starts, and with 82 Ks to just three walks during that stretch since an April 26 loss to Miami. He is 3-0 in six road starts.
Turner hit a 2-1 pitch from Santiago Casilla (1-2) to left field to start the ninth and the Dodgers shaved a game off the Giants' NL West lead to pull within three - though both clubs know this race surely will be decided down the stretch.
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The Dodgers have won the last five games against the Giants when Kershaw pitches, and the lefty is 18-7 in 33 starts facing rival San Francisco.