Clayton Kershaw, well-rested and pool-bathed, took the mound tonight and hadn't missed a step: 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 2 BB and 10 Ks. A.J. Ellis got in his second HR in three games, a two-run shot in the fourth; Yasiel Puig launched a mammoth two-run shot to deep center which sailed over a tall piece of shrubbery just right of the batters' eye. That's all she wrote.
The Braves' loss to the Cubs left them one game away from clinching; both division leaders Atlanta and St. Louis each have 91 wins. The Dodgers are now at 89 wins, with seven more to play.