How is this for a day's work: One run allowed with six strikeouts over eight innings pitched. An RBI single, a run scored and a walk at the plate. And a spectacular double play on defense. 

Clayton Kershaw was the complete ballplayer in a 5-1 victory the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday — even though the Dodgers claimed he wasn't at his best.

''It was a struggle for him all day long. It felt like he was working hard but he kept battling and giving us chances,'' manager Don Mattingly said.

Nevertheless, Kershaw (14-2) lowered his league-leading ERA to 1.78 and tied for the NL lead in victories.

"Struggle." He must have been fooling the Milwaukee Brewers.

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