Clayton Kershaw: Kershaw reaches 2000 career strikeouts

The Dodgers' pitching staff racked up a whole lotta strikeouts against the Brewers last night-a record-tying 26, as part of a 12-inning win that featured 42 Ks in total between the two teams.

Chris Taylor hit a grand slam in the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 10-8 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday at Miller Park. Randy Johnson reached 2,000 strikeouts in only 1,734 innings.

Kershaw pitched eight innings on the mound against the Brewers and finished with 14 strikeouts, one short of his career high.

Domingo Santana had the only run off Kershaw, hitting a 1-0 fastball down the middle of the plate deep to left-center in the seventh to end a stretch of 20 in a row retired by the lefty. The Dodgers said he was the third-fastest pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone. That tied the record for the most strikeouts by a team in a single game. It was certainly a major improvement over his outing against the Cards last week when he walked seven batters. On a 1-2 count in the bottom of the fourth inning, Kershaw unloaded the vaunted curveball that Vin Scully once called "Public Enemy No. 1".

The Dodgers acquired LHP Jason Wheeler from the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Hill defeated St. Louis in his last turn as he gave up one run and two hits over five innings.

Join us as the Brewers try to make contact against the Dodgers today, and maybe even hit a ball into the outfield! Matt Garza will start game two for Milwaukee and is 2-2 with a 3.98 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season.

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