Clayton Kershaw struck out nine batters run home run as the Dodgers 1, in the second contest of a three-game set.

Kershaw (14-5) allowed one run on six hits and a walk to record his career- best 14th win of the season.

Tony Gwynn Jr. went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Los Angeles' second straight win after a four-game losing streak.

Wandy Rodriguez (8-9) allowed five runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks through six innings for the loss.

J.D. Martinez knocked in the Astros' lone run as the club lost for the eighth time in nine games.